REMI

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 Webinar: Rethinking Expansion of Medicaid

With the failure of a House Republican health reform bill to make it to a vote, the future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain. President Obama’s signature achievement remains unpopular among Republicans, yet the difficulties in crafting a replacement suggests the ACA could remain largely intact. To that end, many red states, notably Kansas, have begun to reconsider the debate around Medicaid expansion.

For this webinar, we will present findings from another red state – Oklahoma – that has conducted post-election dynamic fiscal and economic impact analysis of accepting federal Medicaid funds for a state-specific program called “Health Care Modernization”.

In addition to the findings from this joint study by REMI and the George Washington University Center for Health Policy Research, we will give a brief overview of the latest developments in federal healthcare policy, as well as significant movements at the state level.

We will offer this webinar on April 24, 2017, with a repeat presentation on April 26, 2017. Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

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.


REMI Webinar: Economic Effects of University Expansion

As a major research university with an enrollment of over 23,000 and employing over 5,000 faculty and staff, Clemson University has a substantial economic impact on the state of South Carolina. This impact extends beyond the Upstate region where the main campus is located, with economic effects observed throughout the state.

Over the past decade, the university has expanded its presence in the Lowcountry region by adding activities and forming partnerships in Charleston, South Carolina. These include the Wind Turbine Drive Train Test Facility and a new Graduate Education Center in North Charleston, the Architecture program in downtown Charleston, and a partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Please join us for a guest webinar presentation on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by Rob Carey, Ph.D., director of the Regional Economic Analysis Laboratory at Clemson’s main campus, who will present an analysis using REMI PI+ of Clemson’s economic impact in Charleston associated with this expansion of the university’s presence.

The analysis includes capital investment in the construction of new facilities as well as renovation/rehabilitation of historic buildings, the impact of operational expenditures, and student spending in the region.

Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

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 here to register.


REMI Webinar: Trump, Infrastructure, & the New Economy

President Trump is promising to boost productivity and economic growth through an infrastructure financing plan, potentially fostering $1 trillion in investments. Private capital has been identified as a major opportunity for augmenting public funding, and new public-private partnership (P3) arrangements are poised to become the next paradigm in transportation finance.

Understanding how to most effectively deploy this new funding stream will require dynamic economic analysis.

We are offering a webinar on May 16th and May 18th from 2 to 3 p.m. We will discuss TranSight 4.0 – REMI’s next generation platform for evaluating the total economic effects of transportation projects. We will also explore the relationships between infrastructure and economic development, the ongoing transportation revolution, and possible shifts in federal policy.

For our webinar, we will demonstrate how TranSight can inform the infrastructure investment planning process, unlocking the potential for economic growth. We will also consider major shifts in the transportation landscape – from Uber to driverless cars – and the role President Trump’s infrastructure plans could play. We will look at potential investments’ impacts on regional population, output, and employment.

Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

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