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Community Research & Data Tools

We guide nonprofits, foundations, institutions, and neighborhood groups in using data to do good. With customized tools and research services designed for your needs, we can help you collect and interpret national and local data. Working with our partners, we share this original research for use in awareness building, local and regional decision making, program evaluation, and more.

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Community Profiles 2.0

Explore housing and economics data in Grand Rapids with this interactive mapping and demographic snapshot tool.

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VoiceGR is an evolving survey, designed uniquely to connect demographics with opinions and perceptions of greater Grand Rapids area residents.

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Community Profiles

Community Profiles

These profiles show key demographic and other data for West Michigan neighborhoods and counties.

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MI-School.net allows stakeholders to explore the Michigan education system through interactive maps and reports. Traditional, charter, and private school performance data is integrated with community-level population, crime, economic, and health data by shading maps and filtering school performance.

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