MANY CONSULTING FIRMS handle routine socioeconomic impact analysis. But resource developments and changes in resource policies affect regions as well as isolated project areas. Resource Decisions is capable of addressing the regional economic impacts associated with major changes in an area's infrastructure that result from large resource developments or policy changes. Resource Decisions uses regional modeling tools (such as input-output analysis and econometric modeling) to evaluate the effects of resource developments or environmental policies on regional economies and their direct and indirect earnings and employment.
We have recently completed a major evaluation of the impacts of several gas pipelines in the Southeastern US and major LNG terminals in Mexico and Texas .
Resource Decisions prepared an economic analysis of the effects of continuing exports of LNG from Alaska to Japan that formed the basis for an export license that was granted to ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil in July, 2008 (PDF).