This section summarizes the development of the industry profile, which provides the foundation for
the development of the economic analysis. The profile provides details on the relevant economic and
financial characteristics and trends for the industry in question as well as a compilation of the data
necessary to define a baseline for the analysis and estimate required parameters for the economic
model. It is the responsibility of the economic analyst to supplement industry data generated in
earlier stages of the regulatory process with available primary and secondary sources to complete
the industry profile as described below.