Other Data Sources

1. The Fourth Economy Community Index is an effort to document what key indicators are measures of current and predictors of future vibrant communities. The Index model incorporates twenty different indicators in the areas of Investment, Talent, Sustainability, Place, and Diversity.

2. YourEconomy.org (YE) is an online information tool that allows users to analyze business activity from the community level, to the state level, and across the country. YE tracks the performance of more than 61 million U.S. businesses from 2016 back through 1997, providing detailed information about jobs, sales and establishments.

3. Find performance results for Rowan County public schools from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction here or use a Charlotte Observer compiled database here.

4. The annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It measures vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births. See Rowan County results here.

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