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Understanding Fiscal Impact Analyses

This course will explore the various elements of a fiscal impact analysis, particularly as it relates to residential projects.

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Course Info

  • Duration 6 video lessons (46 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. What is a Fiscal Impact Analysis? (7 mins)
  • 3. Core Terms and Techniques, Part 1 (7 mins)
  • 4. Core Terms and Techniques, Part 2 (11 mins)
  • 5. Explaining Findings and Addressing Criticism (15 mins)
  • 6. Key Takeaways (3 mins)

Course Description

A fiscal impact analysis can be an important tool for estimating the effect of a development or a land-use change on the costs and revenues of local governments serving the development. This course will explore the various elements of a fiscal impact analysis, particularly as it relates to residential projects. Participants will gain a general understanding of the core terms and techniques of fiscal impact analysis, why and when to perform a fiscal impact analysis, and how to explain the findings of a fiscal impact analysis.

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  • Development
  • Economics
  • Financing
  • Housing

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Todd J. Poole

Todd J. Poole

Todd Poole is president, founder, and managing principal of 4ward Planning Inc., with more than 24 years of economic development experience, both as a private sector consultant and a public sector practitioner.

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