On Friday, February 17th, West Michigan’s leading economic development, workforce development, and infrastructure leaders convened to announce the launch of the West Michigan Regional Dashboard, an online tool that will track the region’s progress on critical economic, environmental, and social indicators. The goal of the dashboard is to inform, educate, and focus regional strategies to increase West Michigan’s overall health and prosperity
The West Michigan Regional Dashboard is and online tool that establishes a common set of shared indicators that will track the region’s progress on critical economic, environmental, and social outcomes.
The West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance and The Right Place, Inc. collaborated to launch and build the dashboard with the input and support of nine regional organizations in West Michigan. The initiative is funded and supported by the West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance.
West Michigan currently lacks a common set of measurements by which to measure its growth and prosperity. Although several organizations are collecting, tracking and sharing valuable data within the region, a common set of shared indicators for the entire region is needed. A coordinated measurement tool empowers communities in the region to begin strategic change and build collective action.
To access the West Michigan Regional Dashboard
The regional dashboard can be accessed online at www.wmdashboard.org.