The Center for Policy Analysis publishes recent studies and interviews in our What’s News! section below. Our other studies reside in their respective Division categories.
Latest Reports and Research
New England Casino Gaming Update, 2013
The 2013 New England Casino Gaming Update (NEGU) reports that Bay State gamblers continued to out-visit and out-spend Rhode Islanders at Twin River Casino in 2012. Massachusetts residents accounted for more than 51% of all visits to the casino in 2012 and spent approximately $271 million on gaming, food and beverage service, and other entertainment. Rhode Island residents accounted for 46% of all visits to Twin River and spent $241 million at the casino in 2012.
Bring It On Home: An Overview of the New England Gaming Market is the 4th public release of findings from the New England Gaming Behavior Survey. The study builds on data from previous Gaming Behavior Surveys to refine the analysis of the casinO and racino markets in New England.
The survey results indicate that Bay State gamblers are continuing to fuel revenue growth at Twin River by shifting more of their visits away from Foxwoods. New England residents generally (except for Maine) are gambling less, and spending their remaining gambling dollars closer to home.
The second release from CFPA's 2013 New England Gaming Behavior Survey.
A Powerpoint presentation that visualizes the development of casinos and racinos throughout the Northeast United States from 1993 to 2013.
An evaluation of the Alternative Transportation Shuttle that serves the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (NHP), Buttonwood Park Zoo, and Fort Taber. Named the NB Line, the shuttle system connects visitors and residents to cultural and recreational destinations throughout New Bedford. The intended outcome of the shuttle implementation is to reduce visitor inconvenience, enhance visitor experience, and improve access to destinations.
New England Casino Gaming Update, 2012
Massachusetts residents in 2011 continued their 19-year flirtation with New England’s gaming venues by spending nearly $909 million on gaming and non-gaming amenities at Connecticut's destination resort casinos and at the slot parlors in Rhode Island and Maine, and by making more than 7.1 million visits to those same facilities.
Southcoast Health System Economic Impact Analysis
An economic impact analysis of Southcoast Health System, the largest employer in Southeastern Massachusetts. Results show that Southcoast Health System totaled $696 million in direct operating, construction and community benefits expenditures in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in fiscal year 2011. These expenditures generated a total economic impact of $1.4 billion in output, 12,314 jobs and $747 million in labor income.
The Turners Falls RiverCulture Project is a coordinated effort of cultural programming, which has established a varied calendar of events in Turners Falls aimed at "nurturing local artists and establishing an environment that attracts businesses, residents and visitors." This program evaluation measures the perception of RiverCulture among visitors, local businesses, and creative economy organizations/participants in terms of their knowledge of RiverCulture’s mission and its effectiveness in fostering a strong creative economy in Turners Falls.