MDR’s Buying Power Map
Your State by State Guide to Instructional Spending
Ever feel lost in your education marketing endeavors and in need of direction? We've made maps of every state, detailing their educational purchasing power to help guide your way.
All Instructional Materials
MDR has developed an exclusive measure, All Instructional Materials (AIM) Expenditure, that details how much public schools spend on supplies and materials used for instructional purposes. This information is extremely useful for education materials and service providers, as it helps you pinpoint the areas that match your target audience. It can also help determine which areas are potentially in need of solutions for smaller student populations, which may be the perfect choice for some businesses.
With the AIM expenditure data at hand, we designed a booklet featuring a visual tool for viewing this spending, state by state, county by county.
- We place total U.S. public school AIM Expenditures most recently at $12.8 billion.
- With information gathered directly from state departments of education about each public school district, we’ve mapped its spending for all instructional materials.
- We’ve tracked the lowest spending at less than $1,000,000, to the highest spending at $50,000,000+
See Your Best Areas of Opportunity
Counties, districts, and schools have money to spend, but the amount of funding assigned depends on enrollment, demographics, types of institutions, and many other factors. The reason certain states have lower spending overall isn’t necessarily an indication that the region’s budget will struggle to find room for new products, but may simply be a reflection of the enrollment/population. The AIM spending per student is a figure available in our K-12 Education Landscape Report for 2018.
Each state in the booklet is broken down by:
Number of districts
Number of Schools
Total All Instructional Materials (AIM) Expenditure for the state
Title I Funding
Title I funding provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families, to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. School must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic standards.
No matter where you want to do business, each state in the United States is featured with an individual map of AIM spending, to help you make better informed decisions as an education product provider. Using clear, easy to view maps, with a color coded guide to the expenditure ranges, this booklet will travel far in your business.