Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Community Indicators Consortium

Community Indicators Consortium
Start Date: Jan 2021 — End Date: Dec 2022

The Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) is a global network that supports efforts to use community data to improve quality of life. CIC provides resources and tools to help communities and practitioners advance the practice and effective use of community indicators. The includes increasing the use of indicators for monitoring community conditions and advancing sustainability, promoting community engagement, and expanding linkages and mechanisms, across disciplines, to share knowledge across geographies and between organizations using or promoting the use of indicators. CREC managed the organization and facilitated its board and committee activities. CREC oversaw membership relations and recruitment, produced monthly news and special publications, conducted an extensive schedule of webinar training, coordinated the annual conference and Impact Awards, supported member advocacy efforts, and managed CIC’s web presence (

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Community Indicators Consortium

Community indicators help communities around the world answer the question: Are we there yet? Communities are trying to improve the quality of life of their residents. Indicators measure what the community cares about and track whether the community is moving in the right direction. Without indicators, it is difficult to know whether progress is being […]