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State Government Clients

The professional staff of the Center for Applied Research has been involved in projects at all levels of state government.

We are adept at reconciling private interests with public values, and we serve a diverse roster of clients: those who produce and transmit energy; those who deliver recreational experiences; and those who safeguard the environment through the establishment and judicious use of public and private trust land. Fairness is what reconciles our work and makes the goals of our clients compatible.

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

  • Arizona Department of Commerce
  • State of New Mexico Attorney General
  • State of Wyoming Governor's Office
  • Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Western Nevada Development District
  • Western Governors' Association
  • State of North Dakota Governor's Office
  • Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Representative Projects

Arizona Department of Commerce
The Economic and Fiscal Importance of Indian Reservations in Arizona
The Center managed a research effort which documented the economic and fiscal relationship between the State of Arizona and 21 Indian reservations.
The Center for Applied Research managed a research effort which documented the economic and fiscal relationship between the State of Nevada and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Walker River Paiute Tribe, and the Washoe Tribe.
Western Nevada Development District
The Economic and Fiscal Importance of Four Indian Tribes in the State of Nevada
The New Mexico Attorney Generalís Office
Electric Utility Industry Restructuring in New Mexico
This analysis evaluated various industry restructuring proceedings of the New Mexico Public Utilities Commission and the State Legislature, and reviewed the potential impacts that retail and wholesale competition could have on New Mexico rate payers.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commissionís Orders promoting wholesale competition in the electric industry changed utility resource planning significantly. The Center analyzed the implications of FERC Orders relative to regional reliability and pricing of electricity. The Center also assisted the Colorado PUC in conducting a joint open meeting with the Wyoming Public Utilities Commission to discuss the FERC Orders.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Implications of FERC Rulemaking Concerned with Deregulation
State of Wyoming Governorís Office
An Analysis of Coal Bed Methane in the State of Wyoming
The availability and potential development of coal bed methane gas were analyzed for the Wyoming State energy office.
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