Civic Economics in the Comics

Civic Economics in the Comics

Okay, we admit it: our reports may be a bit dry. They are informative, accessible, clear, organized, and those are good things, but we’re not designers and we have hard numbers to get across. So we’re always pleased when the client brings in a design professional to help communicate our findings.

This recent graphic for the Florida horsemen is our new favorite. Civic Economics and Cummings Associates of Boston studied the economic impact trends for horse racing in Florida, and were surprised ourselves at how positive the findings are. Did you know that Florida horse racing is bigger than Spring Training baseball? Or that Florida is actually growing as a hub for the racing industry nationwide? Neither did we. And now horsemen around the nation will, too, from this creative, concise summary of the findings.

Thanks to Remi Belloq of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Community and Technical College for this outstanding cartoon for an upcoming horsemen’s publication.

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Localism: By the Numbers

Civic Economics is pleased to introduce Localism: By the Numbers, a blog in which we’ll explore the localism movement through numbers and statistics.  We’ll feature some of our own work, and discuss that of others.  We hope it’ll be both enjoyable and thought-provoking.