Brown County Life Study is underway

The UW-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs will serve as a research consultant on the Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) study of Brown County, now underway. The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Greater Green Bay Chamber, and Brown County United Way are sponsoring and spearheading the work. The study, a measure of the quality of life in Brown County through analysis of available data, expert opinion and surveys of residents and community leaders, guides the alignment of community resources to achieve the greatest impact. The first Brown County LIFE Study was published in 2011. This current effort will help identify progress and current status after five years of community investments and continued community growth. Joining with the lead partners are two local higher education institutions bringing unique and specialized expertise to perform the work. The St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute will conduct survey work for the study. It has initiated confidential surveys of nearly 900 community leaders and 1,500 scientifically selected households to gather public opinion on the quality of life in Brown County. Those surveyed are asked to share their thoughts on a comprehensive series of indicators that measure various aspects of life in the community. As a research constant, UWGB’s Center for Public Affairs will help gather and examine data related to the indicators and work with local experts to delve further into each area of measurement. The findings will be analyzed by the UWGB Center for Public Affairs, and they will also take the lead in drafting the final report. The full release can be found here.