The IBRC works on a number of national, state and local projects and ongoing programs. Here you'll find a collection of some of our recent joint activities:
- Information for Indiana
In partnership with the Governor's office and funding and guidance from the Lilly Endowment, the IBRC continues this effort to enhance the quantity and quality of data available to Hoosiers. Working closely with state agencies, the Information for Indiana initiative aims to improve the collection, quality and dissemination of data gathered by the agencies to better inform effective policy and decision making in Indiana.
The Indiana Gateway for Government Units is part of this initiative and provides a central portal for local governments to submit forms to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance and the State Board of Accounts.
Another part of this initiative, the Indiana Workforce Intelligence System, gained national recognition by creating a data warehouse of integrated workforce and education data. IWIS helped us understand brain drain, workforce vulnerabilities, job creation opportunities, and the education-to-work skills pipeline. In 2014, the Indiana Network of Knowledge subsumed IWIS as the state’s education and workforce longitudinal data system.
- Hoosiers by the Numbers
Hoosiers by the Numbers is produced in collaboration with the Research and Analysis division of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The site provides access to data and analysis produced by the department and unique tools to empower Indiana's workforce in career path decisions.
- Indiana's Daily Economic Digest
The Indiana Economic Digest is a daily compendium of news from Indiana's newspapers; we focus on topics hot for development—life sciences, expansions and closings, education, taxes and much more. This service provides instant access to the news behind the numbers. The story index is the power behind this site, which is brought to you by the Realtors of Indiana, the Indiana Business Research Center and the Hoosier State Press Association.
- Indiana INdicators
The Indiana INdicators website, complete with its innovative health dashboards, provides a good picture of overall health and quality of life in Indiana and its counties. Not only does the site tell where we are now, but it also shows us goals for the future.
The IBRC partnered with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute to provide this resource, funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Indy Indicators
The Indy Indicators website is all about measuring and engaging people in the quality of life in Central Indiana. It is a collaboration between the Marion County Public Health Department, the IBRC and the IU Public Policy Institute.
- Tracking Indiana's Life Science Sector
In partnership with BioCrossroads, the non-profit organization catalyzing Indiana’s life science industry, the IBRC researched and developed a set of key metrics to monitor the dynamic nature of this sector and its place in the national landscape. The center also created a custom set of online data tools BioCrossroads uses to track activity in state’s life science industry, updated automatically as new data are released. BioCrossroads leverages these data and analyses to report on important trends affecting this major sector of Indiana’s economy.
- STATS Cape Cod
STATS CapeCod is collaboration between the Cape Cod Commission and the IBRC to provide a virtual data center to all users interested in better understanding the demographics and economy of Cape Cod.
- Indiana State Data Center Program
The Indiana State Data Center (SDC) Program is a federal-state partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and the State of Indiana. The Business and Industry Data Center portion of the program is managed by the IBRC, while the SDC program is led by the Indiana State Library as part of a state-level collaboration with its coordinating agencies: the Indiana Business Research Center, the Indiana Geographic Information Council and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
This partnership was designed to provide demographic and economic statistics to all sectors of the community, including government agencies, businesses, academia, nonprofit organizations, and private citizens. STATS Indiana is a major provider of census data. The IBRC was a founding partner in the program and also spearheaded the first pilot version of this nationwide program.