The most comprehensive way to dive into your region’s economy is with The Economic Scorecard.
We help you set goals for success by identifying the communities you currently compete against, as well as help you think big by identifying aspirational communities you would like to emulate.
We select four economic inputs necessary to create a vibrant and successful economy and use a formula to create a Scorecard Index for each. We then measure your community and compare it with your competitive and aspirational communities and the U.S. average.
Below are sample indices with the data inputs needed to determine each Scorecard Index:
1. Human Capital Index
High School Graduates
Young Professional Population
2. High Impact Clusters Index
High Impact Density
Employment Per Square Mile
High Wage Employment
High Impact Growth
3. Entrepreneurial Environment Index
Concentration of Small to Mid-sized Businesses
Proprietors’ Income Share
4. Quality of Life Index
Culture and Recreation
Health Care Access
By measuring your community against the competition, you will see your strengths and weaknesses emerge. In highlighting existing deficiencies, The Economic Scorecard provides a powerful tool for change. Your stakeholders will understand specific challenges facing your community’s social and business environment. Presented in an easy-to-understand chart and graph format, this comparative data analysis leads to communitywide discussion, engagement and brainstorming of solutions.
As we analyze each Scorecard Index, we tell the story of programs, organizations and individuals currently working in those sectors with words and photographs. This editorial content helps to humanize the data, make it more understandable and brings it to life in a story-driven format.