Economic Profile System (EPS)

Overview

The Economic Profile System (EPS) is free and easy to use. You can quickly create and download socioeconomic of reports on communities, counties, & states, including aggregations and comparisons, all in convenient formats. The Economic Profile System (EPS) uses federal data sources, including the Bureaus of Economic Analysis, Census, & others. The data sources are updated annually and the toolkit uses the most up-to-date published statistics. EPS-HDT can be used for planning scope and identifying issues, describing baseline conditions, and identifying alternatives and their expected effectiveness. EPS is also known as the Human Dimensions Toolkit by the Forest Service. 

Strengths

  • Free and easy to use.

  • Available nation-wide - any state, country, custom combination of geographies, and for the Demographics report, also sub-county.

  • Updated continuously with the latest data.

  • Uses reliable, published government data.

  • Downloadable in Excel or PDF formats.

How Do I Get It?

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There is no charge to use EPS. With the help of partners, the BLM, US Forest Service, and Kresge Foundation, Headwaters Economics developed EPS to improve public access to high-quality economic data.

Related Methods

Demography is the study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, and distribution. Demographic analysis provides insights into the links between these characteristics and the cultural, economic, geographic, and other social attributes present in a given area.
Predictive modeling is a technique that creates a model that can be used to project the future of hypothetical conditions. Models can be used to compare predicted impacts vs. actual impacts of a behavior or to perform an experiment that would not be feasible in the real world.

Related Partners

The BLM is responsible for carrying out a variety of programs for the management and conservation, of resources on 258 million surface acres, as well as 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate.
The Forest Service was established in 1905 and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.

Contact Information

For more information regarding EPS please contact Ray Rasker, Ph.D. Executive Director Headwaters Economics ray@headwaterseconomics.org (406) 570-7044, Robert Winthrop, Ph.D., Senior Social Scientist with the Bureau of Land Management RWinthro@blm.gov (202) 912-7287, or Ashley Goldhor Wilcock, Ph.D., Human Dimensions Program Lead USDA-Forest Service, agoldhor@fs.fed.us (202) 205-9969.