[Webinar Recording]: Getting the Most Out of StatsAmerica to Enhance Your CEDS

A foundational element of every impactful Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the effective use of accurate and relevant data. The right data can make all the difference when planning, writing, implementing, and benchmarking your CEDS. It also helps tell the story of your region to better position it for economic success.

Since 2008, the goal of StatsAmerica has been to provide actionable data for economic developers and planners to use in site requests, developing metrics, grant writing, and strategic planning. StatsAmerica is a service of the Indiana University Business Research Center (IBRC) in the Kelley School of Business.  This webinar featured overviews and demos of the various tools available from StatsAmerica to support your CEDS efforts, including the Measuring Distress Tool, Big Radius Tool, the Innovation Index 2.0, and the recently launched CEDS Resource Library

Click here for the presentation slides (PDF)

Presenters:

  • Carol Rogers, Deputy Director & CIO, Indiana Business Research Center
  • Brett Schwartz, Associate Director, NADO Research Foundation (moderator)

This webinar is presented through NADO’s Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions program, funded through a generous grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.  Please contact Brett Schwartz at [email protected] with any questions.

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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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