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Regional Reports

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement encourges students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of resources from area agencies and organizations that articulate the greatest needs and priorities of our region. Below are just a few regional reports that provide important context and data.

Richmond 300 Insights Report

The City of Richmond is developing a new Master Plan, Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth. Published as part of the planning process, a special Insights Report shares 60 pages of text and graphics about the existing conditions of our city.

Capital Regional Collaborative Indicators Project

The Regional Indicators Project is a way to measure progress on economic and social goals related to our region’s priorities. The data quantifies the current state of our region and allows us to compare ourselves to similar communities and measure progress over time.

United Way 2017-18 Indicators of Community Strength

The Indicators report is a broad, 94-page compendium of metrics that allow us to assess the health and prosperity of Richmond, Petersburg and nine other area jurisdictions that we serve. The 2017-18 Indicators report is built around United Way’s new Steps to Success strategic framework, which identifies nine key milestones on the path to prosperity. This report allows us to gauge progress in each of these nine areas using a series of data points. Together, the data in this report highlight how our region is doing in important areas like third grade reading, financial well-being, college- and career-readiness and more.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Community Pulse

The purpose of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s survey is to identify the most significant current and emerging issues in the 5th District’s numerous, highly diverse communities. The survey is administered once a year to a panel of participants representing the community development field in the 5th District (DC, WV, VA, NC, SC, MD).

Office of Community Wealth Building Annual Report

The aim of this 2017 report is to share with stakeholders and the general public a detailed account of the work and accomplishments to date of the Office of Community Wealth Building, whose policy goals are to reduce overall poverty by 40% and child poverty by 50% in Richmond by 2030.