Develop and implement a 2018 Consumer Price Index (CPI) based on a 2016 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES).
Bureau of Economic Research
Revise the US Virgin Islands Consumer Price Index (CPI)used to gauge the state of the USVI economy and which can provide strong foundation for understanding market and economic swing.
Develop a 2017 Tourism Master Plan.
Conduct research through carrying out coding and data capture of data from scientific exit sample surveys of cruise ship passengers and overnight air visitors to STT and STX in the low (fall) tourist season and high (winter) tourist season, and to tabulate specified tables from these data for both islands
Conduct research through carrying out coding and data capture of data from scientific exit sample surveys of carnival and inter-island marine visitors to STT and STX districts and to tabulate specified tables from these data for both districts
Update Living Wage Standard and Policy recommendations for implementation of living wage mandate
2017 Tourism Master Plan will be a reflection of industry and market needs, and will require input and buy-in from the USVI Dept of Tourism and other industry key stakeholders, and the public.
To provide a 2016 update of the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan
Qualified firm or individual(s) for destination and resort planning for the development of a 2016 Tourism Master Plan in the United States Virgin Islands
To complete a USVI 2010-2011 Living Wage Standard as a measure of economic self-sufficiency for individuals and families in the Virgin Islands.