Center for the Future of Arizona adds new data, tools and resources to The Arizona We Want Progress Meters portfolio

Posted on June 11, 2020 • Category: News Releases



PHOENIX (JUNE 11, 2020) – The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) today announced the addition of new tools and resources to The Arizona We Want Progress Meters portfolio. The organization significantly expanded the breadth of information available in the portfolio by adding more than 144,000 data points and its newly developed Data Profile reports featuring demographic data for Arizona and all 15 of its counties.

“Trusted, reliable and useable data are critically important to our leaders and communities. This is especially true now as Arizonans work together to rebuild a stronger and more resilient Arizona,” said Sybil Francis, President & CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona. “Our introduction of new data and reporting tools is the culmination of a multi-year effort undertaken by CFA to deliver broad access to meaningful information connected to the issues that matter most to Arizonans and the future of our state.”

The Arizona We Want Progress Meters portfolio includes eight distinct progress meter tools, more than 70 related metrics, interactive online dashboards and downloadable reports with state and county data. Free, on-demand access to CFA’s Progress Meters portfolio is available here: The Arizona We Want Progress Meters.

CFA’s Progress Meters equip state and community leaders with data essential to decision making and reveal where Arizona and its communities stand on Jobs, Education, Health and Well-being, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Civic Participation and Connected Communities. In late 2020, CFA plans to release a Young Talent Progress Meter to complete the data build-out of its current portfolio of eight progress meters.

What is included in The Arizona We Want Progress Meters portfolio?

A robust set of data and information is available to support fact-based decision making connected to big issue areas impacting the lives of Arizonans. CFA’s Progress Meters portfolio includes:

  • Eight distinct progress meters and related metrics that are updated regularly (Note: Young Talent Progress Meter metrics are slated for release in late 2020)
  • Interactive online dashboards and visualization tools to research and examine data specific to Arizona and its communities
  • More than 144,000 data points curated from trusted, public data sources
  • Access to the most up-to-date data available across 72 metrics
  • Data for Arizona and all 15 counties
  • Data for all Arizona urban areas (MSAs) and demographic subgroups as available
  • Read Background & Technical Notes for Progress Meters.

What are Data Profile reports?

Data Profiles are easy-to-read, consolidated reports that provide a “snapshot in time” with data and facts around each of the big issue areas identified as important by Arizonans, which are included in The Arizona We Want Progress Meters portfolio. Current reports are updated as of May 2020. CFA’s Data Profile reports include:

  • Downloadable reports for all available Progress Meters (Note: Young Talent Data Profile is slated for release in late 2020)
  • Data visualizations to improve readability and interpretation
  • Data for Arizona and all 15 counties
  • Data for all Arizona urban areas (MSAs) and demographic subgroups as available
  • Access Data Profile Reports

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