community economy

What Makes People Happy with Their Communities?

What Makes People Happy with Their Communities?

Communities with high levels of connectedness have higher GDP growth than communities where there are fewer opportunities to connect. Residents who love where they live vote more and volunteer more! 

For more information on community connectedness, check out the Soul of the Community Study conducted by the Knight Foundation.

Finding the Leaks

Finding the Leaks

“Consumer leakage” means that businesses outside the local trade area are fulfilling the demand for purchase of goods & services; therefore, demand is "leaking" out of the local trade area.

To find the potential for your community to reduce consumer leakage, we need your help.