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

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

A foundational element of every impactful Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com) 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 (http://www NULL.statsamerica NULL.org/) 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  (https://ibrc NULL.kelley NULL.iu NULL.edu/)(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 (http://www NULL.statsamerica NULL.org/distress/distress NULL.aspx), Big Radius Tool (http://www NULL.statsamerica NULL.org/radius/big NULL.aspx), the Innovation Index 2.0 (http://www NULL.statsamerica NULL.org/ii2/Default NULL.aspx), and the recently launched CEDS Resource Library (http://www NULL.statsamerica NULL.org/ceds/Default NULL.aspx)

Click here for the presentation slides (PDF)


  • 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 (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com) program, funded through a generous grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov).  Please contact Brett Schwartz at [email protected] with any questions.

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