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A division of SNG, SNG Solutions is a unique research firm specializing in maximizing – and then measuring – the impact of community initiatives.
Through our proprietary research methods, developed and refined by measuring the nuances of broadband economic impact, SNG is able to provide economic analysis for policy and program development – as well as a clear path to growth.
The founding of SNG Solutions is a result of the demand for Strategic Networks Group’s services (qualitative and quantitative data collection, economic analysis and forecasting, economic impact assessment, strategic planning) to be applied to other industries beyond SNG’s extensive expertise in telecommunications and broadband. Our speciality is measuring and tracking local economic benefits for industry and government, supporting capacity building, local economic benefits management, and public investment accountability.
Building on our experience of network econometrics, we have developed a holistic approach to problem identification, definition, analysis and solution for regional economic development initiatives – from golf to renewable energy.
SNG collects data from the source (i.e. businesses, organizations, institutions, households) and uses it in customized Input-Output (I-O) models for economic impact analysis. We have a proven track record and experience in I-O modeling for a variety of projects. I-O modeling tools are capable of calculating economic impacts in terms of GDP, jobs and tax revenues at national and regional levels, for direct, indirect and induced impacts.
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Since 2003, SNG Solutions has lent its expertise to over one hundred industries including:
SNG Solutions is often called upon by other consulting companies to provide subject matter expertise in economic development, quantitative methods, program evaluation, and other services. We regularly work with urban and rural planners, landscape architects, engineers, industry associations, universities, local/municipal, provincial/state, and federal governments, non-for-profit organizations, business consultants, as well as regional development and community development organizations.
SNG research in 3 states reveals that more than 1 in 5 new jobs (22.4%) is directly attributed to broadband and the use of e-solutions.