What is a community to do to plan for its aging residents? Planning for increased numbers of older adults requires the wisdom to ask older adults themselves about their circumstances and needs.
Understanding the needs and opinions of local business is essential to effective budgeting, policymaking and planning for the future. Ensure that you get accurate answers by asking the right questions.
The nation's preferred citizen survey, The NCS™ stands as the gold standard in community assessments. Survey results provide a broad, accurate sum of community quality and resident viewpoints on local government services, policies and community livability.
Gain insight into your employees’ needs, perspectives and potential to remain with your organization and discover ways to “win the war for talent” with The NES.


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How Cities Can Use Opinion Data to Experiment

-NRC Q&A- If your jurisdiction is seeking new practices, you already know how crucial it is to test out new ideas before implementing them. Experimenting sounds great, but conducting them successf...

New Year, New Cities

-By Erin Dixon– Right now, it seems like everyone is working on their new year resolutions, like eating healthier, volunteering or reading more. Some joke about resolutions never lasting long be...

Inspiring Your Next Big Win

-By Angelica Wedell– It’s amazing to see what local governments and other public sector organizations across the U.S. are doing with survey data.  Over the years, we’ve had a front row ...