Translating Data or Survey Results into SMART Goals

Date of Publication
December 7, 2021
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Using data to guide local economic development efforts is essential to remaining competitive in a quickly evolving economy. Communities often gather this data through business retention and expansion (BR&E) programs or from other sources. Examining this data can help leaders identify changes, new opportunities, and emerging issues in order to make decisions that reflect the entire community. This factsheet focuses on various strategies for converting data into goals and on the importance of how the goals are written. (3 pages).

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