Harvey Economics

Harvey Economics

We provide market, economic and financial services to a variety of public and private sector clients.

Founded in January 2003, Harvey Economics has now grown to a staff of six, including four economists, one accountant and a project researcher. Our capabilities and expertise include: Economic and demographic forecasting Socio-economic impact analysis Cost-benefit studies Fiscal and financial impact studies Resource valuation and asset acquisition Market assessments; Economic and financial feasibility and funding availability Resource demand forecasting Cost recovery and rate studies Conservation studies Economic modeling

[01/02/19]   Happy New Year from all of us here at Harvey Economics - Edward Harvey, Susan Howell Walker and Jess Harvey Green! We hope 2019 is a happy, healthy and productive year for everyone!


HE Newsletter October 2018.pdf

We are pleased to offer our October 2018 newsletter for your reading pleasure. This newsletter focuses on the costs of public services and revenue sources used to cover them. Read about HE's experience in that field when you click on the link below.

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Larimer County commissioners express concern over Devil's Backbone fee proposal

Harvey Economics in the News!
Public land managers at all levels (county, state and federal) face difficult decisions and challenges when addressing increasing visitation and costs of maintenance. Susan Howell Walker and Jess Harvey Green of Harvey Economics recently evaluated user fees at Larimer County's Parks and Open Spaces.


9news.com Larimer County Commissioners met with partners from Harvey Economics on Monday to discuss a study and proposal that seeks to increase user and camping fees throughout Larimer County. The proposal also suggests adding a fee to the Devil's Backbone open space.

Look who Susan Howell Walker ran into a couple of weeks ago - her CSU graduate school adviser Dr. Doug Rideout! What a great reunion.

Our very own Susan Howell Walker and family at the base of Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona on a recent Spring Break adventure! We took a tour and walked on top of and inside of the dam.

Belated birthday celebration here at Harvey Economics for Susan Howell Walker and Cae Dizzo. Thanks for the cupcakes, Ben Norman!


Denver Water demonstrates recycled water that can be used for drinking - Denver Business Journal

One opportunity to meet a portion of Colorado's future demands and address supply uncertainties.

bizjournals.com Colorado’s next big source of drinking water may be recycling and reusing what customers flush down the drain.

Susan Howell Walker and Jess Harvey Green attended the Colorado Water Congress annual convention in Denver last week. It was great to reconnect with friends and colleagues, meet new people and hear some interesting presentations.

Don't miss Ben Norman speaking at the Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention this week! He will be part of the session: The Road to Colorado’s First Perpetual Ag-Muni ATM on Wed., the 24, from 3pm to 4pm in the Highlands Theater. You won't want to miss this interesting discussion.

[01/09/18]   Happy New Year to all!

We here at Harvey Economics wish everyone an interesting and productive 2018! Free free to let us know if we can help that happen in any way.

[12/22/17]   Happy Holidays (a few days early) from Harvey Economics! We wish you a safe and enjoyable time with family and friends this holiday season.

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What happens when a water economist goes to Ecuador? He goes to the water museum. Then climbs a volcano higher than anywhere in Colorado. And also sees some really cool animals.

[11/29/17]   Congratulations to Edward Harvey and family! Ed and his wife welcomed their second grandchild into the world over the Thanksgiving weekend. A healthy little Edward was born!


In Defense of the Dismal Science

Give your local economist some love and attention today! We are invaluable!

wsj.com Economists have gotten a bad rap in recent years, but their devotion to data still offers the most practical, bias-free way to assess our most pressing problems.


Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Harvey barrels toward Texas coast

And here I thought it was only Edward Harvey and Jessica Harvey that had such an impact!

9news.com The National Weather Service in Houston says, some areas could see extremely high rainfall totals leading to dangerous and life threatening flash flooding.

Senior Associate Ben Norman visits the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District's Windy Gap Reservoir and associated facilities on the District's Western Water Tour! Looks like a nice day out there Ben!


The good, and the bad of record high water storage in Colorado

9news.com Some of Northern Colorado’s reservoirs hit record high storage this July. There is no space for a big rain, if we get a big surge from the monsoon, but we need to keep the storage high to support our booming population.


Larimer approves water sharing agreement with Broomfield to keep farm in production

HE is proud to be a team member helping bring this project to fruition.


reporterherald.com FORT COLLINS — Larimer County is leading the state with the first perpetual water sharing agreement that keeps a farm in production and provides water for municipal use.

You may not recognize her hidden inside that rain jacket, but yes that is our beloved Director, Susan Howell Walker, in front of one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. She spent the last week touring the country in almost 24 hour daylight.


Colorado Divide: Seismic shifts create rural-urban chasm in the culture, economy and politics of the state

This is the first in a series of articles that studies the historical changes and differences in Colorado's rural and urban areas. Very interesting!

denverpost.com From the eastern plains to isolated mountain towns, from the Western Slope to the upper northeast hard by Nebraska, it’s often said there are two Colorados. There is the Denver metropolis, an…


Gross Dam on its way to becoming the tallest dam in the state

Harvey Economics has been working with the Army Corps of Engineers, Denver Water and others on this Gross Reservoir project for over 12 years. Long-term cooperation among many parties will provide benefits across the state.

denverpost.com The Army Corps of Engineers greenlighted a $380 million Denver Water project to raise the height of the Gross Dam, tripling its water storage and nearing the end of a path 14-years in the making.

HE's fearless leader, Edward Harvey, enjoying some well deserved vacation time in Argentina earlier this year!

One of the benefits of working near Cherry Creek.
We had a high level strategy meeting and determined that the Cricket is as good as it was before the fire.

Wait a minute! Is that an economist away from her desk? Why yes, it is! Susan Howell Walker has left the office for a project site visit in Fort Collins. And yes, I know my hard hat is crooked.

Celebrating two birthdays at Harvey Economics - and one is a milestone "-0" birthday!


Evacuations ordered over concerns at California dam system

Hoping for safety for all of those evacuated from their homes in California. The economic losses for the region will likely be large for agriculture, recreation, families and government agencies.

cnn.com Residents near California's Oroville Dam are being ordered to evacuate amid what could be an impending disaster, authorities say.

Susan Howell Walker attended the 2017 Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention in Denver! Interesting speakers and topics ranging from water law to water reuse to water banking and more.

Susan Howell Walker and Jess Harvey Green attended the Denver Business Series' 2017 Colorado Economic Outlook at DU. Speakers from academia, industry and economic development agencies addressed housing prices, employment, the oil and gas outlook and emerging industries in Colorado. It was a fun night!


Christo abandons Over the River project

We prepared visitor projections and completed the economic impact analysis for this project - sorry to hear that it will probably never happen.

9news.com The artist Christo said Wednesday he has abandoned his plan to drape translucent fabric above portions of Colorado's scenic Arkansas River, a proposal that generated fierce opposition and a long court battle.


Community Agriculture Alliance: Take an active role in water plan

It is so important that everyone in Colorado participate in water planning efforts!

steamboattoday.com Colorado Ag Water Alliance is hosting a series of meetings around the state to give agricultural producers the opportunity to take an active role in the implementation of the Water Plan.


Colorado economy set for continued growth in 2017, despite worker shortages

According to an annual economic study from CU Boulder, Colorado should rank among the top 10 states for job growth in 2017, especially in the construction, healthcare and tourism sectors. Colorado is also expected to have the second fastest rate of population growth in the country this year, which brings both benefits and challenges.

denverpost.com Colorado’s economy will rev up slightly next year, led by hiring in construction, tourism and health care, according to the 2017 Colorado Business Economic Outlook from the University of Colo…

Enjoyed listening to the City Club of Denver's economic outlook for 2017. Apparently we shouldn't panic yet.

Avs game with client, Ronda Sandquist! Thanks for inviting us to your box, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

[01/11/17]   What's Next: Energy and Environmental Policy Under a Trump Administration. Ed Harvey recently attended an informative and interactive discussion with Denver area energy and natural resource lawyers and Washington DC staff regarding the direction future energy and land use policies.

Some of the take-aways:

1. Although some legislation, such as Executive Orders, may be quickly and easily undone by Trump, other rules and regulations will be much harder to reverse, possibly preserving at least some current conditions, policies and laws into the future;

2. Decisions regarding many controversial topics will likely move down to the State level, which could mean a hodge-podge of different regulations in different states and will certainly involve more input from local entities;

3. Money and interest is pouring into non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and NGO presence and involvement in energy and environmental issues is expected to increase in the future.

HE will remain on top of these issues going forward as they will affect all of us in many ways.

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