How Much of My Income Does Ohio’s Municipalities Take?

Last month we posted our first blog for the entire tax map series. The first blog focused on the income tax rates that the states collect. When we looked at Ohio’s income tax rates, we noticed that through the years Ohio has been decreasing the tax rate for both the highest and lowest income brackets, thus placing the Buckeye State as one of the more favorable locations in terms of income tax...
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Factors Affecting the Revenue of the Pizza Industry

In this report, we built a competition model to analyze the market shares for the pizza shop industry in a Columbus neighborhood.  17 pizza shops are included in our model: Bono Pizza, Caffe Davinci, Carsoni’s Stromboli & Pizza, Cowtown Pizza, Dewey’s Pizza, Donatos Grandview, Donatos Upper Arlington, Grandad’s Pizza, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Mama Mimi’s Pizza, Panzera’s Pizza, Pizza Hut,...
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Alabama Tornado Outbreak 2011

Here at Three Scale, we focus on a number of topics that use GIS. One topic in particular for this blog post is on weather. Back in April and May of this year, we did some research and created a GeoPDF from a recent weather event in the Southern United States. On Wednesday April 27th, 2011, a severe weather event occurred in the South from Mississippi to Georgia. The severe weather event helped...
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Which Countries are the United States’ Leading Crude Oil Providers?

The United States consumed 19.18 million barrels of petroleum products per day in 2010.  Net import (import minus export) had fallen to 49.2% of total consumption this year, below 50% for the first time in the new century, reported by Energy Information Administration. Curious people may wonder how dependent the U.S. is on foreign oil, what the historical footprints of oil imports are, and which...
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Does the Location of a Purchase Really Matter?

This week we decided to take a close look at sales tax and wanted to focus on Ohio. Last month we looked at the sales tax rate across the U.S. (you can see that blog posting here: http://www.threescale.org/p/38/), and we saw that Ohio through the years had a rate that remained below the National average. This showed Ohio as a favorable location to make purchases when compared to some of the...
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