Innovative Regional Statistics

July 14, 2011

Funding: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Performance period: July 14, 2011 through August 14, 2012

Summary: This project, conducted in conjunction with the University of North Carolina, explored the potential of innovation regional data sources to inform economic development analysis and action. The project culminated in a May 7-8, 2012 conference, bringing together data innovators, researchers, regional and state practitioners, federal statistical agencies, and federal economic policymakers to explore the potential of new forms of regional statistics to inform economic competitiveness policies, programs, and research; discuss approaches to realizing this potential; and provide a foundation for further conversation and consensus-building among participants.