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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An Insider’s Look at the State of Small Business in America

– By Angelica Wedell – It can be said that small businesses are the realization of the American Dream, and that their success drives the U.S. economy as a whole.  Small businesses contrib...

Bridging the Generation Gap: A Multigenerational Discussion

– By Erin Dixon – The room begins to populate with teenage Millennials and older adults of the Boomer and Silent generations – both looking excited rather than skeptical, as I had admitt...

Citizens Who Volunteer

– By Angelica Wedell – “Why do you think people should volunteer?” asks one grade-school student to another while discussing the significance of volunteering. “Because it would make ...