The Indicators project measures the region’s progress over time on key economic, education, public safety, health and human services, environment, and infrastructure measures. In short, it portrays quality of life in the region.
We’re capturing cutting-edge research, with the help of our network of issues-focused task forces. The insights we glean will help you make informed decisions regarding the challenges and opportunities you face as a community leader. Whether you’re a policymaker, an entrepreneur, or a nonprofit director, the trends we track are critical to a successful future.The impacts of COVID 19 will also be discussed as it relates to changes in our Indicator trends.
To improve the quality of life and standard of living for the residents of northeastern Pennsylvania through examination of housing stock and housing affordability.
To improve the quality of life and standard of living for the residents of northeastern Pennsylvania through Pre-K -20+ educators and workforce development professionals partnering with business to create seamless, high quality NEPA education system.
Education is our economic development future.
To improve the quality of life and standard of living for the residents of northeastern Pennsylvania through the formation of economic development strategies; economic analysis, case studies, and best practices relating to effective and efficient government, growth, revitalization, and sustainability as well as policy implications impacting all of the above.
To improve the quality of life and standard of living for the residents of northeastern Pennsylvania through examination of best practices and policy in planning, land use, transportation, and infrastructure development.
To improve the quality of life and standard of living for the residents of northeastern Pennsylvania through examination of health status, health care delivery, healthcare costs and insurance.
The task force is comprised of diverse groups of professionals to convene and participate in creating policy solutions based on evidence and best practices that have the potential to impact legislation and beyond. With Institute support, the task force will examine a variety of issues related to provider reimbursement, access, and other issues included in the health care reform act.Key data and trends concerning reimbursement, competition, and uncompensated care will be examined and policy statements will be developed as appropriate.Research may include both primary and secondary work.
The task force will provide insight into the health and healthcare indicators as appropriate to ensure a comprehensive, high quality set of benchmarks of health and healthcare status. The task force will work with staff to generate funding for a market study of patients and their appraisal of health care and providers in northeastern Pennsylvania to assess why millions of dollars are spent o n accessing healthcare outside the region on an annual basis.
To convene community resources to strategically plan and promote the sustainable economic development of regional natural gas resources across business, education, political and community stakeholders.
Convene and Facilitate Conduct meetings with stakeholders from the natural gas industry as needed for information sharing, issue identification, policy implications, consensus, and research outcomes.
Prepare a regional strategic economic development plan to harness the economic opportunity generated by the natural gas industry for the benefit of businesses in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. Prepare other research as needed.
To improve the quality of life and public safety through information, data and analytics.
The task force will examine a variety of issues related to crime, street gangs, and other public safety issues.
The Institute would like to sincerely thank our generous stakeholders who share our vision for a strong regional economy and healthy communities. Your support makes our work possible!
($10,000 and above)
The Institute was founded on the belief that good decisions are driven by good data. Since 2004, it has been our mission to serve organizations and communities by providing empirical, objective re- search that drives discussion and informs decisions.2020: Virtual Indicators Program
The Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to empowering business and community leaders with research based strategies for informed decision making.2020: Indicators Report