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American Horse Council 2017 Economic Impact Study
Launched in June
  Horsemen’s Council of Illinois (HCI) has kicked off the American Horse Council’s (AHC) 2017 Economic Impact Study as a focus state. The Economic Impact Study examines the impact the equine industry has on the economy. The study measures business revenue, business profits, personal wages, and/or jobs as well as documents the economic effects of horse racing, showing, recreation and other segments of the horse industry on the state and national economy. It will also provide invaluable demographic data, and insights into professions and related industries that are impacted by equine ownership. HCI will facilitate the Illinois survey, which began on June 5, 2017.

  The Study will enable the horse industry to educate the public, the media and national and state elected officials regarding the industry’s economic size, impact and importance. Illinois’ diverse equine industry generates local, state and federal taxes, supports thousands of jobs and has a positive impact on the U.S. economy. Updating the AHC Economic Impact Study is the best way to ensure that credible data is available to those that are looking for it. Only by initiating a new study can the industry and policy makers know they are making decisions based on accurate information. The last study was done in 2005. State breakout studies will cost $18,000 to complete. The 2017 Illinois focus survey is being funded by donations from organizations and individuals in the equine industry.

Resources for the AHC Study

AHC Survey Invitation for HCI Members.docx
HCI individual members and members of HCI member associations are urged to complete the survey.
A second phase will provide survey link to the general "horse public".

Click here for survey link
This link will be active only until July 17th.

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