Online Webinars

REMI regularly holds one hour training sessions to better reach those unable to attend our in-person conferences, as well as to facilitate discussion and training to people from a wide area. These sessions are offered, at no charge, via the WebEx Internet conferencing system with live teleconferencing.

Upcoming Topic Area Webinars

REMI PI+ 2.0: Your Bully Pulpit – REMI Educational Series

We are excited to build on this fall’s release of REMI 2.0 by offering a new instructional webinar series. We will demonstrate how model users can take full advantage of the next generation software. This series is aimed at long-time REMI users, new users, and anyone interested in learning more about our dynamic economic analysis software.

The series will guide you through the best practices and concepts behind REMI 2.0, showing how you can create compelling analysis through our improved navigation, policy variable selectors, and visualization. We will cover topics such as: framing policy questions; choosing variables; finding the right data; and understanding the elements of a regional economy.

Presented by: Marley Buchman, Senior Economic Associate

Session 1: Overview: Dynamic vs. Static

Are we stuck with a zero-sum economy, cutting up a pie that never grows? Or can we create a positive-sum, growing pie? A dynamic model captures the creative potential of an economy, detecting gains from innovation and increased productivity.

November 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
December 1, 2016, 2:00 PM

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Session 2: Solutions-based Analysis: Modeling Policy using REMI

We’re all tired of hearing about the many problems we face and endless handwringing. What we hunger for is solutions. We will examine how solution-based analysis offers answers for a range of issues, including infrastructure, carbon prices, and economic development.

December 6, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
December 8, 2016, 2:00 PM EST

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Session 3: Economic and Demographic Dimensions of Regional Growth

To anticipate the future of a region, you first want to understand the fundamentals of a region’s economy. We will break down types of economies by using our Regional Growth Matrix: Renaissance Economies, Growth Economies, Quality of Life Economies, and Transitional Economies.

December 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
December 15, 2016, 2:00 PM EST

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Session 4: From Start to Finish: Completing a REMI Analysis

We will demonstrate the steps for producing a high-quality analysis with thorough results. We will describe how to create a scenario, run a simulation, and interpret the results, from beginning to end.

December 20, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
December 22, 2016, 2:00 PM EST

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While you can sign up for any session, we encourage attendees to join us for all four sessions. You will have a chance to engage in Q&A after each presentation.

Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click on the appropriate links above or in the sidebar to register.

REMI Webinar 12/14: Carrier – Dynamic Analysis

The company that owns Carrier Corp. reached a deal with President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis, rather than move the operations to Mexico.

In return, United Technologies will receive $7 million in tax breaks from Indiana over a decade. Tax incentives are one way for state and local governments to attract and retain jobs. “Big day on Thursday for Indiana and the great workers of that wonderful state,” Trump tweeted. “We will keep our companies and jobs in the U.S. Thanks Carrier”

Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the deal in a Washington Post op-ed: “Trump has endangered the jobs of workers who were previously safe in the United States. Why? Because he has signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives.”

Policy makers need to take into consideration both the revenue and employment impacts when evaluating incentive programs.

For this webinar, we will look at the state-level economic impact of preserving 1,000 jobs, and compare the benefits to the cost of the incentives. Using REMI Tax-PI, we will simulate dynamic economic and fiscal effects of an economic development scenario.

Finally, you will have a chance to engage in Q&A after the presentation.

This presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer it at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advance registration is required; please click here to register online.