Latest Technology Provides Visual, Interactive Comparison of Data for 169 Towns
Contact: Kristi Sullivan, 860-571-6213
The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC) has partnered with the Connecticut Data Collaborative to release the latest metrics of the CERC Town Profiles™ on CTData.org with a fresh approach. In addition to the popular two-page summaries of current data for each of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities, the new interactive profiles enable users to compare geographies for various indicators.
“The CERC Town Profiles are a proven resource, and our collaboration with the Connecticut Data Collaborative is helping to enhance this great tool,” said Alissa DeJonge, CERC’s Vice President of Research. “We provide this data as a service to economic development and real estate professionals, municipal officials and policy makers to assist in future growth strategies, planning and decision making.”
The new data is sorted by town and over time, which provides comparisons – such as equalized mill rates from a low of 7.2 in Greenwich to a high of 39.2 in Waterbury.
In addition to detailed demographic, economic, housing, education, government and workplace data, the profiles now include new education statistics. For example, the four-year graduation rate for females in Connecticut is 90.1% compared to only 84.1% for males – a six percentage point difference.
“It’s exciting to take a product that is widely used and has existed for more than 20 years, and now provide a new way for users to interact with, visualize, and compare the data,” said Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative.
The CERC Town Profiles are free for public use and will continue to be updated as new data becomes available. They serve a broad audience and can be utilized in a number of ways, for example:
- Entrepreneurs who need to determine markets
- Real estate professionals who need to portray a region
- Economic development professionals preparing context for grant and other funding requests
- The general public when interested in learning more about their hometown (or potential hometown)
CERC is a public-private partnership that provides economic development services consistent with state strategies, leveraging Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location. For more information, start here: www.cerc.com or visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter (@CERCInc).