Presentation on theme: "1 Preliminary Analysis: First 2000 Survey Respondents Workforce Innovations 2005 Research Showcase Jacob Benus, Project DirectorSheena McConnell, Principal."— Presentation transcript:
1 Preliminary Analysis: First 2000 Survey Respondents Workforce Innovations 2005 Research Showcase Jacob Benus, Project DirectorSheena McConnell, Principal Investigator
2 GATE Quick Facts GATE is a demonstration project established through a partnership between the DOL/ETA and the SBA. GATE was created to develop a replicable microenterprise model to help create, sustain and expand small businesses. GATE provides microenterprise training, counseling and technical assistance to access funding. GATE has been implemented in seven rural and urban sites: PA – Philadelphia & Pittsburgh MN – Minneapolis/St. Paul & Duluth ME – Portland, Bangor & Lewiston Community outreach and participant processing began in August 2003 and ended in June 2005.
4 Participant Enrollment ( as of May 31, 2005 ) Minnesota…………….….. 932 Minneapolis/St. Paul Duluth Pennsylvania …………….. 890 Philadelphia Pittsburgh Maine …………………….. 265 Portland Lewiston Bangor
5 Data Collection - Surveys 6-Month Follow-Up Start – April 2004 End – January 2006 18-Month Follow-Up Start – March 2005 End – January 2007 Surveys Completed (as of May 31, 2005) 6-Month = 2039 18-Month = 157
12 Source: 6-Month Follow-Up Survey Question (C2): Prior to random assignment had you been self-employed, that is, owned your own business?
13 Source: 6-Month Follow-Up Survey Question (C1): Why were you interested in being self-employed?
14 Source: 6-Month Follow-Up Survey Question (C54): What would you say were the most difficult challenges you faced when you started (this business/ these businesses)?
15 Evaluation Components Process Analysis Can GATE be replicated? The process evaluation will identify what it takes for Project GATE to be successful, so that others who wish to replicate the program in the future will be able to draw on lessons learned from this demonstration. Impact Analysis Does GATE work? The impact analysis is designed to evaluate whether the program is effective in improving outcomes for program participants and the community. Benefit-Cost Analysis Is GATE cost effective? Even if the program is effective, its impacts may not be large enough to justify the resources spent on the program. To address its cost-effectiveness, we will measure all the benefits of the program and compare them with the costs.
16 Future Project Deliverables Process Analysis Draft – June 2006 Final – July 2006 Impact Analysis Draft – May 2007 Final – June 2007 Benefit-Cost Analysis Draft – May 2007 Final – June 2007