The Regional Prosperity Initiative is designed to empower local and regional stakeholders to develop a collaborative strategy for economic prosperity. South Central Prosperity Region 7 (comprised of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties) is building a blueprint of a united economic vision that will become the catalyst for sustainable regional prosperity. Snapshots of our region’s key indicators provide foundational measures of success, opportunities, and assets.
Economy & Financial Health
The basic ability to provide for
oneself and one’s family.
Education & Talent
Developing and maintaining
a diverse talent pool.
Health & Environment
All things that contribute to
mental and physical health.
Culture & Lifestyle
Elements that create a lifestyle
one is content with.
The percent of the population that is not employed and is actively looking for employment. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
NUMBER OF BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
The number of businesses establishments in the region each year. Source: US Census Bureau
ASSET LIMITED, INCOME CONSTRAINED, EMPLOYED (ALICE) POPULATION
The percent of households, as of 2012, that are below the ALICE threshold for meeting basic costs of living. Source: United Way of Michigan
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Half of all households in the region have an income higher than the median and the other half have an income lower than the median. Source: US Census Bureau
The percent of households that are spending an “affordable” amount on housing (30% or less of income). Source: US Census Bureau
KNOWLEDGE SECTOR: PERCENT CHANGE 2005 – 2014
The change in occupations classified within the “knowledge sector,” compared to change in total occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Knowledge sector occupations are projected for significant growth in the coming decades. The knowledge sector is defined by occupations that require a significant level of education, adaptable skills, and/or creativity. Knowledge sector occupations include 9 of the 22 broad standard occupational classification (SOC) codes utilized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nine SOC codes are: Management; Business and Financial Operations; Computer and Mathematical; Architecture and Engineering; Life, Physical, and Social Science; Legal; Education, Training, and Library; Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media; and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical occupations.
Knowledge Sector Occupations
POPULATION WITH ASSOCIATES DEGREE OR HIGHER
The percent of individuals that have obtained a degree beyond high school. Source: US Census Bureau
POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION ENROLLMENT
The number of individuals enrolled in postsecondary institutions in the region as of Fall 2014. Source: National Center for Education Statistics
HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE
The percent of public high school students who, after beginning 9th grade 4 years ago, dropped out of school. Source: MI School Data
2011 – 12%
2012 – 11%
2013 – 11%
2014 – 10%
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE
The percent of public high school students who, after beginning 9th grade 4 years ago, graduated high school. Source: MI School Data
2011 – 75%
2012 – 77%
2013 – 79%
2014 – 79%
POPULATION AGE 3 – 4 IN PRESCHOOL
The percent of children ages 3 and 4 currently enrolled in preschool. Source: US Census Bureau
POOR MENTAL HEALTH
The percent of adults reporting one or more days of poor mental health during the past 30 days. Source: Ingham County Health Department
This section provides the total acres of parks in the region, including public and private parks; the acres of potential conservation areas, defined as areas with potential for high-quality natural areas and unique natural features; and the total miles of non-motorized trails.
Crimes against properties include vandalism, arson, and theft of any kind. Crimes against persons include assault, harassment, kidnapping, and other acts of violence. Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation
TOTAL CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
TOTAL CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS
GENERAL FUND SPENDING ON ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Percent of general fund money allocated by local governments to arts, cultural, and recreational activities. Source: Munetrix
The percent of the population self-identifying as a particular race. Source: US Census Bureau
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POPULATION
The number of international students (undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree) enrolled at Michigan State University. Source: Michigan State University
QUALITY OF LIFE
This section includes information describing the region’s commitment to creating communities that are great places to live, work, and play.