The North Central Massachusetts Chamber has revealed a new online data center on its website – NorthCentralMass.com – to provide extensive data on the 27 communities that comprise North Central Massachusetts. The online portal features data profilesof the communities as well as aggregate regional totals. The data is organized into sections around different characteristics of the region, including population, economy quality of life and business climate. It also includes comparative data for the state and other regions. In addition, the data center also includes an interactive online dashboard that provides convenient access to data measures and allows analysis of selected data sets. The Chamber commissioned the Economic and Public Policy Group at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to conduct the research and develop the new resource center.
“Our top priority is to continue to move the North Central Massachusetts economy forward.” said Roy Nascimento, President & CEO of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation. “We see this online data center as a new investment in our efforts. We can use this data to showcase North Central Massachusetts, answer queries about the region and support ongoing projects. Our members and other stakeholders can also utilize the data to better understand the region and support data- driven decisions.”
The online data center was funded by Chamber and its economic development arm, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation. Visit the data center here. For more information on the new Data Center, please contact the Chamber at 978.353.7600. ◊
Some examples of how the data can be utilized, include:
• Local businesses can access data to help them make evidence based decisions.
• Realtors can utilize the data to showcase the affordability and quality of life of communities within the region.
• Site selectors can utilize the data when researching North Central Massachusetts for business expansion opportunities.
• Local non-profits can use the data to write more compelling grant proposals.
• Students and job seekers can review data to discover what industries are available and growing in the region.
• Media can utilize the data for research on stories about the region.
• Municipalities and economic development partners can use the data as a resource to stay up-to-date on economic trends and opportunities in target industries.
This article is from the latest Chamber Report.