Built capital is the infrastructure that helps people obtain their basic needs, such as shelter, access to clean water, healthy food, and a supply of energy. Improving this capital involves focusing investment, both financial and non-financial, on community assets, such as public facilities (e.g., hospitals, schools), grocery stores, water and sanitation, efficient transportation, quality housing, adequate infrastructure, and telecommunications. ND Compass offers data and information on access to healthy food, cost-burdened households, and home ownership rates, all which fall under the category of built capital. Go to http://www.ndcompass.org/community-building/key-measures.php?km=builtcapital#0-11367-g to see what ND Compass has for your county.
You can also access information about the quality and needs of the various parts of North Dakota’s infrastructure by going to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure-North Dakota found at http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/state-item/north-dakota/.