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Federal Government Clients
 
   
 

The professional staff of the Center for Applied Research has been involved in projects impacting various levels of the federal government, and is well versed in all aspects of NEPA and CEQ compliance, making it a top candidate for government contracts.

The Center's expertise has earned it several contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Interior, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. In the case of economic impact of the Cerro Grande Wildfire, the Centerís findings were delivered to Congress.

For a full list of representative projects please visit the project database.

 
 

Products and Services

 
 
  • Evaluation of economic relationships between state and local governments and Indian reservations
  • Fiscal analysis and forecasting
  • Regulatory and public policy design
  • Socioeconomic impact modeling
  • Population and demographic studies
  • Cost/benefit and feasibility analysis
  • Land valuation
  • Economic impact assessments
  • Strategic economic development plans
  • Evaluation of energy deregulation
  • Input-output economic modeling
  • Comprehensive land use planning
  • Renewable energy development
  • Franchise agreement negotiations
 
 

Representative Clients

 
 
  • U.S Department of Energy
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • FEMA/ Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Office of Surface Mining
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
 
 

Representative Projects

 
 
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
An Inventory of Conservation and Energy Efficient Technologies
 
The Center conducted a nationwide survey of public agencies utilizing renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and described their effects on energy consumption.
 
The Center formulated values for six trans-oceanic easements traversing the National Marine Sanctuaries managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
 
U.S. Department of Commerce
Establishing the Economic Value of Trans-oceanic Fiber Optic Easements in the National Marine Sanctuaries
 
U.S. Department of Energy
Assessing the Goals and Recommendations of the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission
 
Selected energy efficiency and renewable energy programs were evaluated to determine their potential contribution to achieving the stated goals of the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission established by the EPA. The Centerís analysis included an economic and environmental impact assessment of various DOE programs in the western U.S.
 
The Center established a monetary value of business, financial and property losses caused by the Cerro Grande fire in the Northern New Mexico counties of Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Rio Arriba. The Center also prepared comprehensive re-development plans for the affected cities and counties.
 
Federal Emergency Management Agency/Office of Cerro Grande Fire Claims
The Economic Impact of the Cerro Grande Wildfire
 
U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Indian Tribes and the US Economy
 
To document the relationships between Indian reservations, state economies, and the US economy, the Center developed an inter-state economic model to characterize various flows of economic activity and tax revenue stimulated by Indian Tribes and Indian Reservations. Center staff presented the results of this analysis at hearings before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
 
   
     
 
 
 
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