THE INDIE IMPACT STUDY SERIES

Civic Economics and the American Booksellers Association have extended into 2013 the opportunity for individual communities to participate in the Indie Impact Study Series.  The program allows even the smallest communities to conduct a localized survey of independent businesses and receive a localized report on the enhanced economic benefits provided by small businesses.

 

To learn more about the process and associated fees, please contact Dan Houston at dhouston@civiceconomics.com.  Thank you.

2012 COMMUNITIES

Civic Economics is pleased to share the INDIE IMPACT STUDY SERIES, developed in partnership with the American Booksellers Association. 

 

Over a 12 month period from November 2011 through October 2012, Civic Economics worked with small business organizations in ten American communities to survey independent, storefront businesses engaged in retail trade and food and beverage service.  As with previous studies in Austin, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, Grand Rapids, and New Orleans, we compared the recirculation of revenue in the local economy for participating independent businesses with that of major competitor chains.

 

In total, 106 retailers and 28 restaurants answered the survey.  Reports were compiled for each community, as well as an aggregated national study summary.

 

Documents and charts are available for download below.  Thank you for your interest.

NATIONAL STUDY SUMMARY

National Study Summary

The Indie Impact Study Series, national summary report.
INDIE IMPACT National.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [981.9 KB]

National Charts

This downloadable ZIP file contains the national charts below.
ABA Study Series.zip
Compressed archive in ZIP format [348.2 KB]

COMMUNITY REPORTS

Community Documents

Andersonville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [307.1 KB]
Bainbridge.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [300.4 KB]
Las Vegas.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [311.7 KB]
Louisville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [338.9 KB]
Milwaukee.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [475.9 KB]
Ogden.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [321.0 KB]
Pleasanton.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [373.1 KB]
Raleigh.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [275.3 KB]
Salt Lake City.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [443.4 KB]
Six Corners.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [270.5 KB]

Community Charts

This downloadable ZIP file contains all of the community charts below.
Charts Receiver.zip
Compressed archive in ZIP format [638.6 KB]

2013 Reports

Albuquerque
ABQ Final 130627.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [306.0 KB]