[Webinar Recording]: Harnessing the Power of StatsAmerica

Posted on: September 28th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

In order to plan for what lies ahead tomorrow, communities and regions need accurate and accessible information today. 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.  This webinar – available to anyone interested, but designed specifically for nuclear power plant host communities planning for their futures – shared information about the various free tools and resources available from StatsAmerica (https://www NULL.statsamerica NULL.org/), a service of the Indiana University Business Research Center (IBRC) in the Kelley School of Business (https://ibrc NULL.kelley NULL.iu NULL.edu/).  It included overviews and demos of StatsAmerica’s various tools, including the Anywhere USA Profile, Measuring Distress Tool, Big Radius Tool, and Innovation Index.  It also previewed a new tool being created especially for nuclear host communities.

  • Presenter:  Carol Rogers, Co-Director, Indiana Business Research Center (Indianapolis, IN) (https://ibrc NULL.kelley NULL.iu NULL.edu/)
  • Moderator: Brett Schwartz, Associate Director, NADO Research Foundation (Washington, DC) (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org)

Click here to download the presentation slides (PDF)

If your region is home to a nuclear power plant, you are eligible to receive free technical assistance through the Nuclear Communities Technical Assistance Program (https://smartgrowthamerica NULL.org/diving-into-our-new-assistance-program-for-communities-facing-the-challenge-of-nuclear-plant-closure/) funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/) and staffed by Smart Growth America (https://smartgrowthamerica NULL.org/), the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative (https://decommissioningcollaborative NULL.org/), the NADO Research Foundation (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org/), and the Center for Creative Land Recycling (https://www NULL.cclr NULL.org/).

No matter where the power plant is in its lifecycle, the program team can provide support with a host of planning, evaluation, and implementation strategies.  Click here (https://smartgrowthamerica NULL.org/work-with-us/workshop-types/nuclear-closure-assistance/) to learn more about the program and here for a description of services available from the project team.

This effort utilizes Federal funds under award ED20HDQ3030068 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/). The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the project team and do not necessarily reflect the views of EDA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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