Economic Study 2017
Economic Contribution of Southwestern Oregon Community College - Analysis of Investment Effectiveness and Economic Growth
The Economic Impact Study by Economic Modeling Specialist Intl. (EMSI) estimates the impact that Southwestern Oregon Community College has on the economy both within the district and Statewide. EMSI uses labor market data to provide useful information that helps SWOCC understand the connection between our economy, people and work.
In the Winter 2017, SWOCC worked with EMSI to compile this information for the 2015-16 academic year. The reports below found that Southwestern Oregon Community College plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives. Students benefit from improved lifestyles and increased earnings. Taxpayers benefit from a larger economy and lower social costs. Finally, the community as a whole benefits from increased job and investment opportunities, higher business revenues, greater availability of public funds, and an eased tax burden.
In this study, EMSI applies a comprehensive model designed to quantify the economic benefits of community and technical colleges. (www.economicmodeling.com)
SWOCC Executive Summary * Statewide Executive Summary * Fact Sheet * Board Presentation * Presentation Slides * SWOCC Main Report * Statewide Main Report
Fall 2012 Study
Study conducted in Fall 2012 from the 2010-11 academic year data.
Executive Summary * Fact Sheet * Main Report * Presentation Slides * A Social and Taxpayer Perspective * A Taxpayer Perspective * A Student Perspective * A Business Perspective * A Social Perspective
In 2006, Southwestern and the 16 other Oregon community colleges participated in a state funded economic impact study conducted by CCbenefits, Inc. In this study, CCbenefits applied a comprehensive economic model – subjected to peer review and field-tested on over 500 different community and technical colleges - to capture and quantify the economic benefits SWOCC brings to Coos and Curry counties and the State of Oregon.
CCbenefits is now EMSI (www.economicmodeling.com)
Executive Summary * Fact Sheet * Main Report * Presentation Slides * Presentation Notes * A Taxpayer Perspective
Accelerated Learning (Dual Credit/College Now):
Financial Wellness: by Trellis and HOPE Center
HECC Reports and Presentations:
American Community Survey - this is an ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year - giving communities the information they need to plan. "It show us who we are and how we are changing...it is the only sources for local comparable data."
American Fact Finder - the best source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information.
Census Bureau - interactive map, be sure to click on "Explore the Map" to access state, county, and city data
Census Bureau Quick Facts
Communities Reporter -Indicators for communities by city, county and census tract. Easy to get a variety of information on an area, including comparisons and trends.
Labor Market Information (LMI) for Oregon for National - (also contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional support and/or customized report data)
Northwest Area Indicators - The Indicators Website is a convenient source of information on states and counties, selected communities, reservations, and tribes in the Northwest Area Foundation's eight-state region. Use this site to find the most recent indicators on local population characteristics, economic well-being, health, and more.
Oregon Economic Data - Employment and unemployment data including occupational employment projections and wage reports. Data available by county. Access to business and industry data from heading tabs.
Oregon Occupation and Wage Information - Reports include information on projected employment, wages, skills, education requirements, schools and training providers, and more.
Oregon Publications - Access to Labor Trends reports and labor market information (also contact email@example.com for additional support and/or customized report data); data tools for reports and analysis including average income, wage information, job vacancies, employment projections, and occupations in demand.
Population Research Center - Portland State University - The Population Research Center (PRC) is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and training unit for population-related data and research for the State of Oregon. Access to Oregon census state data center, annual population estimates, Oregon population forecast mapping, geographic analysis and more links to national data.
RHIhub - Rural Health Information Data Explorer Tool - National and by State. "Select from a wide range of data on health disparities, health workforce, demographics, and more. Explore how metropolitan and nonmetro counties compare, nationwide and by state." "The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities. The RHIhub is your guide to improving health for rural residents—we provide access to current and reliable resources and tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them."