May 15, 2020, by Erik Larson

Measuring and Forecasting COVID-19 Impact in Near-real-time

City of Grapevine, TX

The problem with most data on the labor market and industry is that it is published with a significant lag in time, making it mostly unusable at a time like this with changes happening everyday.

The specific need in the City of Grapevine, TX was understanding the impact of COVID-19 on city revenues as well as the job market in top industries. The city has a large portion of its tax base coming from 5 key sectors including retail, hotels and manufacturing, all of which are disproportionately impacted by the health crisis and social distancing.

Using a combination of job postings data, economic impact forecasts and city tax data we were able to produce a concise picture within a week so critical discussions and decisions could take place with City Council and the community.

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COVID-19 Economic Impact Dashboard

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