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Online Webinars

REMI regularly holds one hour training sessions to better reach those unable to attend our in-person conferences, as well as to facilitate discussion and training to people from a wide area. These sessions are offered, at no charge, via the WebEx Internet conferencing system with live teleconferencing.


Upcoming Topic Area Webinars

REMI Webinar: Changing Fiscal Priorities – State & Local Impacts

With President Trump and Congressional Republicans at the helm, we can expect major changes in federal fiscal policies. The deal to keep the government funded through September appears to mostly maintain the status quo, but Republicans’ stated spending and tax priorities point to future changes.

Although much of the discussion is on national level impacts, we need to anticipate the specific effects to individual states and regions to fully appreciate the implications.

Please join us for a webinar presentation on June 6th and June 8th, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST as we explore the potential state-by-state impacts of changes in federal fiscal policy.

House Republicans floated bold ideas for tax reform, while the White House recently outlined its own goals for significant cuts to individual and corporate taxes. The ultimate effects of these changes will be determined in part by parallel changes to spending priorities.

We will review what we know so far about Congress’s and Trump’s fiscal plans and demonstrate REMI’s modeling capabilities for dynamic economic analysis at the national and state level. We will consider estimates from leading scorekeepers (CBO, Tax Foundation, Tax Policy Center, etc.), and examine questions such as what are potential economic impacts of specific policy changes, and just how much growth would be needed to pay for proposed tax cuts.

Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.


REMI Webinar: National-Level Economic Impact of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provides assistance to small and medium-size manufacturing businesses through a network of state-based centers, helping companies improve their productivity and competitiveness. The program, a public-private partnership created in 1988, produces both direct and indirect economic impacts.

Please join us for a guest webinar on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST by James Robey, Ph.D. with the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and Kenneth Voytek of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which manages the MEP program. They will discuss the result of a recent study sponsored by MEP to estimate the national level economic impact of the program.

Using the REMI PI+ model, along with the results from a client impact survey conducted by Fors Marsh, the W.E. Upjohn Institute found that economic returns are substantially higher than previously reported. The study uses a conservative approach in estimating the broader economic impacts of the program by examining the competitive interactions between firms. The analysis showed the program generates a substantial economic and financial return of nearly 8.7:1 for the $130 million annually invested by the federal government.

Dr. Robey and Mr. Voytek will review the findings from an analysis of the effects produced through economic impact simulations. The analysis examines various scenarios to estimate the impact of the program on employment, output, GDP, personal income, and government revenue.

Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.