At EFP, everything starts with the data. We get our data from federal, state, and local agencies, paid data providers, and online sources of every variety. We organize, verify, and analyze the data, and then present it in a way that is relatively easy to understand and relevant to the community. One of our goals is to become a central clearing house for local and regional economic and quality of life data.
EFP publishes a number of reports and analyses. Our widely-consulted “Economic Outlook'' publication is now available digitally and updated year-round as new data come out. The economic impact reports we conduct for outside entities are made available to the public, as is the Community Indicators Project report (which we periodically update). We are also kicking off a new series of Community Policy Reports, where we analyze the impacts of public policy on the economy.
EFP offers consulting and economic impact studies on a contract basis to outside entities, such as businesses, organizations, and government entities. Additionally, our director, Professor Peter Rupert, is available to speak at outside events on a variety of economic topics. Give us a call or send an email to see whether we can help your organization achieve its goals.
2024 Economic Summit
The South County Economic Summit will be hosted at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara on Thursday, May 09, 2024. The speakers (besides EFP Director, Peter Rupert) and additional details will be announced soon!
Issue 2 - Rent Control
We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are. —Harry Truman
Unfortunately, many of our political leaders today shy away from facing certain facts and rely on wishful thinking. One such fact is…
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We gratefully acknowledge the Gretler Foundation for their continued support of the Economic Forecast Project.