Research Update: December 2016
What Local Governments Receive from Oil & Gas Taxes
Compare oil and natural gas tax policies to see which states ensure that tax revenue is available in the right amount, time, and location to manage local impacts. Also see which states invest oil and gas taxes in long-term infrastructure and economic diversification.
The Value of Public Lands
What are the economic impacts of public and protected lands? Headwaters Economics has compiled regional reports, case studies, tools, and research on public lands and nearby communities.
Community Land Use Planning Reduces Wildfire Risks and Costs
Headwaters Economics helped create the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program that provides communities with expertise in land use planning, forestry, risk assessment, and research to reduce local wildfire risks and costs.
Trail and Pathway Use in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Trails can provide recreation and transportation options. Explore seasonal use–including the amount, type, and timing of activity–of 25 regional trails and pathways around Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
U.S. Migration: Growth in the West
Did you know? The population in the western U.S. grew by 20 percent between 2000 and 2015 yet some western counties lost population. Why? Explore details on our interactive map. Use our Economic Profile System (EPS) tool to run a Socioeconomic report for details about any county or state in the country.