Explore the economic impact of anchor institutions in 524 regions across the U.S. The reliance index demonstrates how dependent regional economies are on these institutions and provides a measure of the national average.
Regions are either metro or nonmetro regions as defined by the BLS and the OMB; they include multiple counties and are sometimes multistate regions. To find information about a county associated with a region in a different state, please choose the largest city near the county you are searching for, even if it is in a different state. Data are not available at the county level.
Anchor Employment refers to an industry-specific mix of full-time, part-time, and seasonal employment for the higher education and hospital industry sectors.
Anchor Income refers to all forms of employment income, including employee compensation (wages and benefits) and proprietor income.