Data and analysis tools to support regional competitiveness in a knowledge-based economy. An EDA project.

Innovation Index

index graphic The Index helps you understand your region's innovation performance and potential

Cluster Analysis

Explore 15 knowledge-based occupation clusters and 17 industry clusters to uncover regional strengths

Investment Analysis

Understand the regional development process and access tools to help guide public investment decisions


coverCrossing the Next Regional Frontier: Information and Analytics Linking Regional Competitiveness to Investment in a Knowledge-Based Economy

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Published in October 2009, this report developed practical tools and frameworks to help guide economic development strategy and decision making for regions throughout the United States—especially rural regions where strategic support is often lacking.

coverUnlocking Rural Competitiveness: The Role of Regional Clusters

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Published in January 2007, this report addresses competitiveness and innovation in rural America, analyzing rural industry clusters and their critical links to metropolitan regions. The study provides strong analytics and data combined with a case study approach that has yielded significant insights into future rural economic development.