The 2017 Lincoln Vital Signs report is available here.
Since 2014, the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center has worked with the Lincoln Community Foundation and leaders of the city’s largest public and private charitable organizations to gather and analyze data about the community to help inform decisions, spark connections and spur collaboration.
The Lincoln Vital Signs reports describe how the city has changed over the past 10 years and have been used by funders to target resources, local agencies for program development and the business community for recruitment purposes. The 2017 report continues the tradition of providing reliable information about Lincoln compared to its recent past and to other communities in the United States.
The latest report is divided into six sections: community profile, economy and workforce, basic needs, education, health and safety. It finds that Lincoln is experiencing positive economic recovery but that opportunity gaps persist.
Nancy Shank, associate director of the NU Public Policy Center, was lead author of the report. She will present findings Aug. 23 during the Prosper Lincoln Summit at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
For more information on Lincoln Vital Signs and to view past reports, click here.