Document Library

Civic Economics has produced many reports of interest to a broader audience than just our clients, and we are pleased to offer a selection of documents for download in PDF format. Other study documents may be available on request.

Independent BC: Small Business and the British Columbia Economy
Prepared for CUPE-BC, analyzing market trends and impacts of the independent retail and restaurant sector in British Columbia.
Independent BC for Screen.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
The Economic Impact of Affordable Housing Bonds in Austin
Prepared for HousingWorks of Austin, Texas, analyzing the impact of $55 million in bonds for affordable housing passed in 2006.
HousingWorks Final 120604.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [609.5 KB]
The American Express OPEN Independent Retail Index
Produced in partnership with American Express OPEN in support of Small Business Saturday 2011.
American Express Open Independent Retail[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.2 MB]

Supplemental reports focusing on 15 major American cities are available upon request. Cities include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington.

Indie City Index: Executive Summary
Produced in partnership with the American Booksellers Association and released in January 2011.
ICI Executive Summary Final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [936.6 KB]
Indie City Index: Full Report
ICI Report Final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]
Indie City Index: Data Appendix
ICI Data Appendix Final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.7 MB]
Heights Wal-Mart Impact and Incentive Review
Prepared in partnership with Responsible Urban Development for Houston, an analysis of the suitability of a proposed Supercenter for municipal incentives. 2010
RUDH WM Review.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]
Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission: Impacts of Proposed Gaming Facilities
From 2008-2010, Civic Economics was engaged to help guide the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission in analyzing and selecting among development proposals for destination resort casinos in the state. T
Civic Economics KRGC 2009.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [430.1 KB]
Thinking Outside the Box: A Report on Independent Merchants and the New Orleans Economy
Prepared in partnership with Stay Local New Orleans, a project of the Urban Conservancy. 2009
Magazine Street 2009.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]
Local Works: Executive Summary
Examining the Impact of Local Businesses on the West Michigan Economy. Prepared in partnership with Local First, Grand Rapids. 2008
GR Local Works Summary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [678.8 KB]
Local Works: Complete Report
GR Local Works Complete.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [773.9 KB]
A Guide to Retail Imapct Studies
Prepared to provide guidance to communities under the Maine Informed Growth Act.
Maine Guide Final 080214.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [796.4 KB]
Procurement Matters: The Economic Impact of Local Suppliers
Prepared in partnership with Wist Office Products and Local First Arizona. 2007
Procurement Matters.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [184.0 KB]
Procurement Matters 2012
An update to the 2007 study prepared in partnership with Wist Office Products and Local First Arizona.
Wist 2012 Final 120402.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [278.9 KB]
The San Francisco Retail Diversity Study
Prepared in partnership with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. 2007
SFRDS May07.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [916.9 KB]
The Andersonville Study of Retail Economics
Prepared in partnership with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, Chicago. 2004
Adobe Acrobat document [812.5 KB]
Economic Impact Case Study: Local Merchants and Chain Retailers
The study that started a movement. Prepared in partnership with the Austin Independent Business Alliance and LiveableCity. 2002
Lamar Retail Analysis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.0 MB]