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With more than 25 years of extensive survey experience, we conduct broad surveys examining key issues such as quality of life, public policy, and business development for numerous clients, including Southern California Association of Governments and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. We provide all aspects of the survey process from background research, questionnaire design, and sampling size to collection of data, analysis of results, and final report generation.


Wheeler’s Desert Letter

Wheeler’s Desert Letter is designed to provide an efficient snapshot of the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley economy. With its massive database of key facts and figures dating back to the 1970s, Wheeler’s Desert Letter provides context for today’s economic activity. The letter is published bi-weekly and is available to subscribers only. Each issue covers the latest news from core sectors of the desert economy, including real estate development, housing, retail sales, demographic information, escrow closings, hotel and hospitality statistics, labor and employment, and commericial development.

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Redistricting in America

Redistricting in America is a comprehensive source for information about redistricting in all 50 states. The site features news and statistics about state redistricting processes  as well as district by district analysis of demographics and politics across the nation. Redistricting in America offers very user-friendly navigation, including a flash map and interactive maps for each state. The website also lists past court cases related to redistricting and allows visitors to submit challenges and news from their home state to the Redistricting in America database.

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Miller-Rose Initiative Database

The Miller-Rose Initiative Database provides information on all statewide initiatives adopted by voters in the United States from the first successful statewide initiative in 1904 through 2010. It allows users to sort voter-approved initiatives by year, state, subject category, and more, and to export data in a variety of forms to meet their research needs. Originally developed by Dr. Ken Miller of Claremont McKenna College and student researchers as the empirical basis for Dr. Miller’s book Direct Democracy and the Courts, the database is maintained at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government.

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Kosmont Cost of Doing Business Survey

The Kosmont-Rose Cost of Doing Business Survey contains a vast amount of data about fees, taxes, costs, and incentives that affect business in more than 400 communities nationwide. Updated annually, it is a valuable resource for cities, businesses, and developers. This information is used by both business owners considering relocation and cities hoping to promote economic development.  A number of business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, frequently cite the report as a reliable indicator of municipal economic climate.

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