Fundamentals Course – September 2020

Alan Barefield
Mississippi State University
Department of Agricultural Economics
P.O. Box 5187
Mississippi State, MS  39762
662.325.7995 (office)
662.312.0874 (cell)
alan.barefield@msstate.edu

Participant List

Session Recordings

  • Session 1 – August 18, 2020
  • Session 2 – August 20, 2020
  • Session 3 – August 25, 2020
  • Session 4 – August 27, 2020

Extra Resources


Pre-Course Resources


Section 1 – Introduction


Section 2 – BR&E Models


Section 3 – Community Assessment

 Data Sources and Examples

Specific Data for Class Participants (EMSI)

The following data and reports were assembled for Clinton, MS and Hinds County, MS.  These are some of the data which I have available on a U.S. (and perhaps Canadian as well) basis that I can share with you.  Let me know if any of these reports/data would be useful.

  • Emsi data
  • Esri data
    • The following reports are the Tapestry Segmentation reports that I showed you in yesterday’s session.
    • The following is a list of the different types of reports that can be generated for a specific region.  Please realize that I am limited to the number of reports that I can generate in a specific time period, so I cannot generate all of these reports just because you would like to see them.  Also, all of the sales prediction reports are going to be sorely off because of the corona virus scare.  However, if you think that you have a need for a few of these reports, let me know and I’ll generate them for you.
      • Census Profile; Housing Profile; Population Summary; Age 50+ Profile; Age by Sex by Race Profile; Age by Sex Profile; Automotive Aftermarket Expenditures; Business Locator; Business Summary; Community Profile; Crime Summary; Demographic and Income Comparison Profile; Demographic and Income Profile; Detailed Age Profile; Disposable Income Profile; Dominant Tapestry Map; Electronics and Internet Market Potential; Executive Summary; Finances Market Potential; Financial Expenditures; Graphic Profile; Health and Beauty Market Profile; House and Home Expenditures; Household Budget Expenditures; Household Income Profile; Housing Profile; Major Shopping Center Locator; Major Shopping Center Map; Market Profile; Medical Expenditures; Net Worth Profile; Pets and Products Market Potential; Recreation Expenditures; Restaurant Market Potential; Retail Demand Outlook; Retail Goods and Services Expenditures; Retail Market Potential; Site Details Map; Site Map; Site Map on Satellite Imagery – 0.4 Miles Wide; Site Map on Satellite Imagery – 0.8 Miles Wide; Site Map on Satellite Imagery – 1.6 Miles Wide; Sports and Leisure Market Potential; Tapestry Segmentation Area Profile; Times Series Profile; Traffic Count Map; Traffic Count Map – Close Up; Traffic Count Profile

Fundamentals Course Homework – Session 1


Section 4 – Social Capital


Section 5 – Roles of Local Leaders


Section 6 – Survey Design and Implementation


Section 7 – Visitation Training


Fundamentals Course Homework – Session 2


Section 8 – Red Flag Review


Section 9 – Survey Analysis and Reports


Section 10 – Action Team Planning


Fundamentals Course – Session 3

Open Ended Survey Homework.xlsx


Section 11 – Community Input and Implementation


Section 12 – Program Evaluation


Section 13 – Special Topics in BR&E


Section 14 – Management of an Economic Development Organization


Section 15 – BREI Certification Requirements


Section 16 – Summary of Good BR&E Practices


Fundamentals Course Final Assignment