Yakima Valley Trends
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|Last Updated:||Sep 25 2020|
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Eastern Washington University's (EWU) Institute (Institute) for Public Policy and Economic Analysis
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Issue AreasArts and Culture, Children & Youth, Civic Engagement, Demography, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Yakima Valley Trends seeks to improve local, private and public decision-making by providing relevant data in an easily navigable website. The data serve as neutral information for all parties involved in a local decision. More specifically, the goals are:
- To collect and share a broad spectrum of information for individual community members, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, businesses, business organizations, researchers, and the press.
- To track progress over time of various efforts toward a healthy, vibrant community.
- To measure the community’s progress spatially via benchmarks outside of the County.
- To enable analysis of these trends.
A set of principles informed the process for the selection of chosen indicators presented and include the following criteria:
- Important to large numbers of the community
- Based on valid measurements, as defined by good science and social science, with credible sources
Understandable to the general public
- Defined to allow comparisons to Washington State, the U.S. or those in similar sized communities
Available repeatedly over time to allow trend analysis
- Easily accessible
FrameworkEWU Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis
Indicator DomainsPeople; Agriculture; Culture, Recreation, Tourism; Economic Vitality; Education; Environment; Equity, Inclusion; Health; Housing; Safety,Risky Behaviors; Transportation
Reporting FormatOnline Reporting
Other PartnersCommunity Foundation
Project Contact:Scott Richter
Eastern Washington University's (EWU) Institute (Institute) for Public Policy and Economic Analysis - Educational Organization