Over 100 individuals and organizations from around the county participated in developing a set of qualitative indicators, or data points, for our region. The community can use these indicators to determine what areas we are doing well in and what areas need improvement, and to help chart a course for future efforts. Berkshire Benchmarks will track these indicators over time.
Eight sectors, plus general demographics, help organize the wealth of data on the region and focus our efforts. Sector committees met to discuss what was most important to the region and how best to paint a picture of the sector through indicators.
Because the indicators for each sector only tell part of the story, Berkshire Benchmarks also developed a survey to gain further insight into the population from a qualitative standpoint. Each sector’s page contains its quantitative indicators and survey results, along with a summary of existing efforts to improve the region within that sector.