These resources are provided for your convenience only, and inclusion of a resource here does not imply endorsement of an entity or the information presented.


US Census Bureau: Thorough demographic information about people and households, business and the economy, and more.

American Community Survey: Demographic information and data that is updated annually for most communities.

Community Indicators Consortium: An active learning network and community of practice among persons and organizations interested or engaged in the field of community indicators and their application.

MetroTrends – The Urban Institute’s report card on metropolitan America: This indicators site looks at social and economic trends in metropolitan areas around the nation and offers analysis and commentary. The Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metropolitan area is one of the 100 metro areas included on the site.


Center for Governmental Research: A non–profit and non–partisan public policy firm with a large database of project reports focused on topics areas. CGR provides data and analysis for Community Indicators projects.

New York State Data Center: Economic and demographic data for New York State.

New York State Kids’ Well–Being Indicators Clearinghouse: This site gathers, tracks, and analyzes indicators related to children’s well–being, including information about health and education.


Benjamin Center - SUNY New Paltz: Based at the State University of New York at New Paltz, formerly CRREO works to research and raise public awareness of regional Mid–Hudson Valley issues.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation: A Closer Look is a broad overview of the four-county area that Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has served since its founding in 1987. The data and information presented here were gathered from research and conversations with residents in Berkshire County, Mass., northwest Litchfield County, Conn., and Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties in New York. The picture that results highlights key strengths and challenges for the future of this extraordinary region.

Many Voices, One Valley 2012: Results and analysis of a public opinion survey of residents of 7 Mid– Valley counties which examines residents’ perceptions of living in the area and how they prioritize various issues. The website allows users to view the data at the regional and county levels and to examine it by a number of different criteria. This survey follows two previous Many Voices One Valley polls which were conducted in 2002 and 2007, allowing for analysis of trends over time.

Pattern for Progress: A regional think tank devoted to research and policy activities surrounding issues that affect the greater Hudson Valley region.


Columbia County Economic Develoment Corporation

Columbia County Government


Think Dutchess - Alliance for Business

Dutchess County Government

Dutchess County Industrial Development Agency


Greene County Government

Greene County Industrial Development Agency


Orange County Citizens Foundation

Orange County Economic Development Corporation

Orange County Government

Orange County Industrial Development Agency


Putnam County Economic Development Corporation

Putnam County Government


Sullivan County Government

Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency


Ulster County Economic Development

Ulster County Government

Ulster County IDA



Children & Youth

Child Trends: improves the lives and prospects of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing the resulting knowledge with practitioners and policymakers.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services: A wide range of information and resources related to children and families.

Community Engagement

Project Vote Smart: Find information about voter registration, campaign finance, political districts, and specific candidates for office.


US Census Bureau: Thorough demographic information about people and households, business and the economy, and more.

American Community Survey: Demographic information and data that is updated annually for most communities.

New York State Data Center: Economic and demographic data for New York State.


Empire State Development: Information and resources related to economic and business development in New York State.

New York State Office of the Comptroller: A state site with information on the economy, spending and a county search with comparison reports.

New York State Department of Labor: Find information about prevailing wages, labor statistics, and more.


National Association for the Education of Young Children: An advocacy and public policy organization devoted to raising the quality of educational and developmental services for young children. The website offers a range of resources.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS): LINCS retains a number of past publications and resources related to parents and early childhood, childhood, and adult literacy educators. These materials were developed while LINCS was under the stewardship of the National Institute for Literacy.

National Institute of Child Health and Development: Information about funding streams as well as resources on a range of topics.

U.S. Department of Education: Research and resources related to education issues.

New York State Education Department: Includes information for teachers, administrators, parents, and the Information and Reporting Services section containing school report cards.

Financial Stability

Internal Revenue Service – Earned Income Tax Credit: The earned income tax credit or the EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families.

The Center for Women’s Welfare: The Self–Sufficiency Standard is the primary project of the CWW. This standard determines the amount of income required for working families to meet basic needs at a minimally adequate level, taking into account family composition, ages of children, and geographic differences in costs. CWW has calculated this standard for most states and updates it regularly.

The Fiscal Policy Institute: FPI is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education organization committed to improving public policies and private practices to better the economic and social conditions of all New Yorkers. Founded in 1991, FPI works to create a strong economy in which prosperity is broadly shared.


National Center for Health Statistics: Part of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site with an abundance of health–related data and statistics.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Find information on a range of health and human services topics including grant opportunities.

New York State Department of Health: New York State health data and information as well as grant opportunities.

New York State Department of Health; Environmental Facilities and Cancer Mapping: Maps that show the number of people diagnosed with cancer in specific geographic areas of New York State between 2003–2007.

New York State Health Foundation: A private, state–wide foundation focused on issues related to health insurance coverage, increasing access to services, and cost containment.

New York State Office for the Aging: Information regarding the well–being of senior citizens in New York State.


Three County Regional Housing Needs Assessment: A released in 2009 assessing current and future housing needs in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties.

NYS Association of Realtors: Offers statistics on home sales, prices, and information for homebuyers and sellers.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal: Information about housing including a state–wide affordable housing needs study, tax credit and capital program information, and funding opportunities.