Release of some National Economic Impact Study data nears

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017

The American Horse Council Foundation expects to release key points from its National Economic Impact Study at the end of November or in early December, the American Horse Council said Oct. 19.

A formal presentation of the final results is scheduled to be held on Capitol Hill in conjunction with the Congressional Horse Caucus in January, with other briefings around the United States possible.

“We want to thank all of our study contributors for first and foremost their generosity to helping us complete this important project,” AHC President Julie Broadway said. “As many will recall, the survey was disseminated in June 2017 with initial deadline of August 1, 2017. After several weeks of data collection, the deadline was extended to September 4, 2017. The decision to extend the delay has consequently shifted the overall delivery schedule of the final report.

“To ensure as comprehensive and thorough study as possible, the team also collected tax returns, past economic studies and industry surveys, and other data sources.”

Fourteen states—California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin—received “breakout reports” that will be finalized by the end of January or beginning of February, the AHC said. Each state will receive an advance preview and insights into the results for their state.

As with previous studies, copies will be available for purchase in January 2018.

(Photo by Jessica Hammond)