Socioeconomics/Environmental Justice

UltraSystems performs regional economic impact analyses of project sites using the Economic Impact Forecast System (EIFS). Our specialists collect socioeconomic data (e.g., population, employment, housing, tax base, etc.) and perform the required socioeconomic impact analyses using the EIFS impact models. The analysis examines the effects of the proposed project on the availability of local housing and local infrastructure (i.e., traffic, school, hospitals, municipal services, etc.), as well as effects on population, short- and long-term employment, housing demand and availability, and the tax base. In addition, to comply with Executive Order 12898 for environmental justice, UltraSystems routinely assesses project impacts on minority or low-income populations in the project area.