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U.S. Census Bureau: The American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) collects and provides data every year to help communities plan investments and services. It provides general demographic data, information about how people commute to work, general education levels, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:employment & workforce, assessment & evaluation, data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, housing & real estate, planning, transportation, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:census, assessment, data & analysis, data collection, statistics, socio-economic data, financing, education, economic data, planning, transportation, transportation data, demographics
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Link:webpage

U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder; Housing, Economic and Geographical Data

The American Fact Finder is similar to the Census site, but with more detailed analytical charts, graphs, and data sets. It provides comparative analysis of people, industry, and geographies; you can also compare this information to past census statistics.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:employment & workforce, assessment & evaluation, data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, housing & real estate, planning, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:census, assessment, data & analysis, data collection, statistics, socio-economic data, demographics
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Link:webpage

The Community Toolbox

The Community Tool Box is a service of the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas. The Community Tool Box offers thousands of pages of tips and tools concerning community development topics such as community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and advocacy.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, resource guide
Subtopic:community & capacity development, development & smart growth, local government, collaboration & community engagement, assessment & evaluation, surveys & analytic tools, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:community development, assessment, planning, leadership, activism, citizen planning, community building, community engagement
Telephone:785-864-0533
Link:webpage

Gem State Prospector

Gem State Prospector, sponsored by the Idaho Department of Commerce, is an interactive tool which provides statistics to help you perform market comparisons and choose the optimal location for potential businesses. You can search for stats on every Idaho city, county, and region. Each report contains an interactive map of the community and data on its labor force, wages, education levels, demographics, and consumer expenditures.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, data source, assessment tool or guide, mapping resource
Subtopic:business assistance, economic development, entrepreneurship & small business, assessment & evaluation, socio-economic & other data, Data Collection & Analysis, Business & Economy,
Tags:assessment tool, data & analysis, demographic data, economic data, mapping, small business support, statistics, socio-economic data
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Link:webpage

The Main Street Guide

From the Main Street Guide from Village Well "Main streets are the thriving heart of the local economy, influencing the economic, cultural, social and environmental fabric of the surrounding area. They are places where people live, work and play; however in recent years, many main streets have been in decline as the rise of online shopping, increased dependence on cars, and big regional shopping centres have dominated the retail scene.

Today, the old-fashioned pattern of local villages serving their communities is in vogue again. Local villages are seen as the key to supporting a healthier, more walkable and sustainable lifestyle, better connected local communities and greater opportunity for local economic development.

It’s becoming more widely recognised that our streets are valuable community assets. Creating a great main street requires a return to human-scale elements (textural building materials, sounds, wafts of delicious food, window shopping, trees, smaller sized retail spaces, park benches), and putting people back as the focus. It requires deep community participation, forward thinking design activities, food, beauty and embedding local identity.

This simple Guide provides 10 key steps to create a great main street and demonstrates that main streets are more than just conduits for traffic and commerce; they are the stages upon which public life is to be celebrated. Enjoy!"


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Geography:Idaho, Wyoming, Montana
Resource Type:advocacy, information source, process guide, planning guide, educational resource
Subtopic:place making & destination development, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization,
Tags:creating placemaking, creative place making, assessment tool, information
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Link:webpage

Montana Site Selector

The Montana Site Selector service provides a reliable source for connecting business owners with available properties and statistical analysis of the surrounding area. Whether you are looking to open your business in Montana or to expand an existing business, the Montana Site Selector service assists you in your search.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, surveys & analytic tools, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:statistics, socio-economic data, data collection, demographic data, demographics, small business support, assessment
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Link:webpage

National Climate Assessment: Rural Communities

This free downloadable chapter of the National Climate Assessment explains the unique effects climate change has on rural communities in contrast to larger more urban areas.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:environmental health & quality, rural community issues & solutions, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:rural community, climate change, environmental quality
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Link:webpage

University of Wisconsin-Extension: Downtown Market Analysis

This website provides full overview and examples of Downtown Marketing Analysis, including samples of business and consumer surveys.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:marketing & assistance, business assistance, economic development, assessment & evaluation, surveys & analytic tools, place making & destination development, development & smart growth, planning, retail & grocery, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:assessment, data collection, economic development, marketing & promotion, small business, socio-economic data
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Link:webpage