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US Regional Service

Maximize resource allocation and investments in US regions, states and metros

Do you need to identify business opportunities? Evaluate an economic development project?

This service provides 30-year economic forecasts for 9 regions, 50 states, 363+ metropolitan areas and 3,100+ counties. Leverage this data along with economic performance analysis to inform operational and investment decisions at the regional, state and metro level. Alternative planning scenarios and real estate-specific outlooks available for additional purchase. Delivered via our online platform, IHS Connect, these resources let you:

  • Analyze markets for location decisions and labor force quality/availability
  • Optimize asset management
  • Benchmark revenue and sales projections by region
  • Assess the impact of economic development initiatives and policies
  • Evaluate business loans and investment portfolios

What’s Included


Customized email alerts on major US economic releases and major plant openings/expansions

Regional Reports (quarterly)
Includes regional economies and contains short-term forecasts covering 25 NAICs sectors and 200+ variables per region; economic structure analysis; outlook for regional employment growth sectors

State Reports (semi-annual)
Covers all 50 states, delivered in regional volumes for the Northeast, Midwest, South and West. Contains short-term forecasts of key indicators, analysis of economic structure, business climate, labor profiles, and key industries.

Metro Reports (Semi-annual)
executive summaries for the 100 largest metros. Contains short-term forecasts of key indicators, overviews of near-term developments, economic structure, labor and demographics, and key industries and employers.

Data & Forecasts

State Forecasts (monthly updates)
30-year forecasts for all 50 US states and the District of Columbia; 300 variables for each state

Metropolitan Forecasts (monthly updates)
30-year forecasts for 363 metro areas and 29 metro divisions; 75 variables for each metro-area

County Forecasts (semi-annual updates)
30-year forecasts for 3,100+ countries; 40 variables for each county

Member Privileges

Analyst Access
On-demand access to more than 150 full-time economists

Email invitations to IHS Economics webcasts hosted by our US economic forecasters

Service Add-Ons

Scenario Planning
  • Pessimistic and optimistic scenarios (monthly updates)
  • Coverage for all 50 states and 363 metro areas
  • 30-year forecasts for core concepts, delivered via Excel
Residential Real Estate Outlook
  • 5- and 10-year forecasts for state (50 variables and metro areas 20 variables)
  • Demand-side driver analysis
  • Coverage of housing starts, delinquencies, affordability, prices, mortgage activity and more

Solve Your Business Challenge

I need to keep pace with the economic outlook.Get up-to-date analysis of US data releases, and attend webcasts on the latest economic events and trends.
I need to stay informed of changes in my business area.Read our executive summaries to understand the short-term outlook for all 50 states and 100 largest metros.
I need to evaluate new market opportunities, loans, investments and business locations as well as benchmark sales/revenue goals.Review 30-year forecasts for every state, 363 metropolitan areas and 3,100+ counties.
I need to forecast load capacity for my regions.Leverage our regional-, state- and city-level forecasts to understand how demand for utilities in the areas you service will evolve.
I need to factor alternative outcomes into my business plans.Leverage baseline, pessimistic and optimistic scenarios for states and metros.
When faced with a timely decision, I can’t find objective intelligence or expertise.Email our team of 150+ full-time economists for a fast response.

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