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Join the 2021 National BR|E Benchmarking Summer Challenge!

June 7, 2021
Now, 15 months after the Covid “Gap,” and a dozen months of pandemic-laced reengagement, the BIG question is. “How has primary sector business and their satisfaction with their community operating environment changed?”

To answer these important questions, CREC in association with C2ER and the Synchronist User Community are embarking on a joint national benchmarking project with YOUR help. Our goal is to interview 2,000 primary (or ‘traded’) sector business executives this summer to test the true impact of COVID on primary sector businesses and the ability of our communities to support their continued operations and growth.

By participating in this unique – first of its kind – time-limited national BR|E project you will gain access to the full benchmarking report.

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Join the Challenge

2000 Primary Sector Executive Interviews

Include your community in this vitally important research!

Be one of 100 geographically dispersed organizations conducting 20 interviews each, generating the executive responses needed to set solid post-COVID BR|E benchmarks for the critical existing business and community support issues.

20 Interviews x 100 Organizations

By participating in this unique – first of its kind – time-limited national BR|E project you will gain access to the full benchmarking report. There is no cost to participate. Interviews will begin on or about July 6 and be completed by Aug 20th. They can be done in person, via Zoom, or by telephone. Use this traditional quiet time and the benchmarking project to accelerate your organization’s BR|E interview goals.

Participant Benefits

  • Inform/educate leadership with local results framed in a national context (priceless!)
  • Get full access to the National Benchmark Report with analysis and historic benchmarks to provide context for your local interview results
  • Obtain free access to Synchronist for this project to input your data and download the data for your internal customer relationship management system
  • Enhance your public brand with sample pre and posts-survey press release for local use

Demonstrate your BR|E Prowess: Awards and Recognition*

BEST INDIVIDUAL EFFORT – 1st $250 Visa Gift Card and 2nd $150 Visa Gift Cards

BEST TEAM EFFORT – 1st $400 Visa Gift Card and 2nd $200 Visa Gift Cards

BEST DATA QUALITY 1st $200 Visa Gift Card and 2nd $100 Visa Gift Cards

BEST STATE and BEST REGIONAL Effort – 1st and 2nd place winners

BEST SPONSOR AWARD – 1st and 2nd place winners

Benchmarks

The Benchmark Report and Analysis will be provided free to all qualified participants.

The benchmarks will be set using the aggregate information collected by you and your economic development peers across the US. All interviewers will use the standardized Synchronist interview tool that has been tested and proven effective. Aggregate data will be captured at the end of the project period to set a range of 25 to 30 national benchmarks on business as well as community performance. If the footprint of data supports it, regional benchmarks will also be set.

Requirements

The Challenge is open to any organization involved in economic development

Complete 20 or more one-on-one executive interviews using the standard Synchronist interview in 45 days (July 6th through August 18th)

Input responses online, participants will have free access to Synchronist for online data entry and reporting

Synchronist Link  https://blanecanada.com/synchronist-suite/

Blane, Canada Ltd. www.blanecanada.com

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