Big Sky EDA - Economic Pulse Interactive
Keeping a 500-mile perspective
Regional benchmarking and scorecard reports are a growing trend among economic development organizations. A well curated collection of data indicators is a powerful tool of persuasion and a means to communicate how you're moving the needle.
The typical report we see is a slide deck or PDF, backed up by a meticulously maintained Excel sheet of data. It's a lot of work, but well worth the effort.
Big Sky Economic Development, based in Billings, MT, has been publishing was it calls the Economic Pulse Report for a number of years. The report features data on 9 peer metros in the west across numerous data vectors, including:
- Total Personal Income
- In-migration by age
- Educational attainment
- Talen migration
- Employment by age group
- Employment to population ratio
- Annual change in establishments
- ...and a lot more!
Beginning in 2020, Big Sky EDA started partnering with eIMPACT to product Economic Pulse - Interactive – the same report done in an interactive format, embedded on their website. Check out the interactive report below!