GOVERNMENT FINANCE

Union Contracts Toolset

Description & Features

Strengthen union contract negotiations with a searchable database that combines all union contracts, a detailed cost-of-living assessment, and comparisons of local and regional salaries.

Community Return on Investment

Drastically reduce the cost of legal fees and worker hours in union contract negotiations.
Decrease time spent by city employees building out the cost of contracts for each scenario proposed.
Negotiate favorable terms by comparing similar contracts, cost of living indicators, and compensation packages.
Compare different classes of contracts and use the information to guide legal contract negotiations with various unions.

How we are different

There is currently no single database that houses all union contracts. We are the only source for this kind of database.

The Union Contracts Toolset includes:

Cost of Living
Understanding the true living wage in an area is integral to understanding if unions are proposing wages that are fair in the lower-paid positions or proposing increases in the higher end jobs to the detriment of the rest of the workforce.
Salary Comparisons
The basic cost-of-living tool is complemented with a searchable list of positions and tenures, providing salary comparisons for regions as well as other similar cities outside of the region. This feature is critical in conversations where the union representative is presenting an anomaly as the norm.

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GOVERNMENT FINANCE

Financial Toolset

Description & Features

Monitor the current state of your local and national economy with the customized and comprehensive Financial Toolset and Community Financial Health Card.

Community Return on Investment

Optimize budget planning based on the most up-to-date economic measures and make stronger assumptions for the long-term financial forecast.
Anticipate economic downturns based on leading indicators and proactively plan appropriate policies to mitigate the impact.
Determine tax policies that account for assessment value, class, potential revenue, and adverse effects.
Understand the impact of leading indicators, such as tourism and the current employment rate.

How we are different

Both tools provide a unique combination of local and national indicators in real-time and over time and include proprietary indexes of leading indicators. Municipal finance departments can leverage the same knowledge that informs the business sector while observing policy trends that help them create and maintain robust city budgets.

Basic Financial Toolset features include:

Local Receipts
Local tax revenue by source (eg. meals, rooms, motor vehicles, etc.)
Real Estate
Sale values and transactions of residential and commercial properties
Transportation
Visitors and revenue from transportation sources (air, car, train, bus, etc.)
National Indicators
S&P 500 Performance, Ted Spread, Unemployment Insurance claims, Loan Officer Surveys
Nowcasts
Indicators that lag in reporting are predicted for the current time period using machine learning.

Community Financial Health Card features include:

Local economic indicators
Local government revenue
Outstanding debt over time
Tax rates over time
Total property assessment values presented by class
(residential, commercial, open space, etc.)
Property tax rate impact
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