National Benchmarks

Oftentimes in our research we come across reports from other regions or institutions that are doing work similar to Vision 2020. These reports offer benchmarks and recommendations that our community and business leaders can benefit from. This library is a compilation of some of the national research that we have found helpful for Vision 2020, and that we’re sure you will find beneficial too.

21st Century Talent - National Reports
File Author Publish Date Download
Measured Response on Training and Development Programs David McCann, CFO Magazine 2011, Jun 1 View Website
Census 2010 Results: Impact of Demographic Trends on Regions, States, Metropolitan Areas Jonathan Sangster, CBRE 2011, Jun 1 Download File
An Economy that Works: Job Creation and America’s Future McKinsey & Company 2011, Jun 1 View Website
The Missing Link in School Reform Carrie R. Leana 2011, Jun 1 Download File
Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020 Georgetown University 2011, Jun 1 Download File
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century Harvard Graduate School of Education 2011, Feb 1 Download File
Best Practice Models
File Author Publish Date Download
Strive Overview Strive 2016, Sep 19 View Website
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Overview Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation 2016, Sep 19 View Website
JumpStart Overview JumpStart 2016, Sep 19 View Website
Agenda 360 Overview Agenda 360 2016, Sep 19 View Website
Marketing and Communications
File Author Publish Date Download
Northeast Indiana Jobs and Internships Digital Toolkit Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership 2017, Jul 7 Download File
The Role of Brand in the Nonprofit Sector Nathalie Kylander & Christopher Stone, SSIR 2012, Mar 1 Download File
“Own Your C” - Colorado’s Youth Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Campaign Joe Conrad, John McCracken, Karen Phelan, MA - George Washington University 2009, May 1 Download File
Regional Collaboration - National Reports
File Author Publish Date Download
Engage. A Practitioner’s Guide for Effective Engagement of Business Leaders in Regional Development The Council on Competitiveness 2016, Sep 19 Download File
Collaborate The Council on Competitiveness 2015, Aug 12 Download File
Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity John Kania, Mark Kramer, SSIR 2013, Jan 1 Download File
Soul of the Community - Why People Love Where They Live and Why It Matters: A Local Perspective John S. and James K. Knight Foundation 2013, Jan 1 Download File
Catalyzing Regional Economic Transformation: Lessons from Funder Collaboration in Northeast Ohio Fund For Our Economic Future / John S. and James K. Knight Foundation 2013, Jan 1 Download File
Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work Fay Hanleybrown, John Kania & Mark Kramer, SSIR 2012, Jan 1 Download File
Collective Impact John Kania, Mark Kramer, SSIR 2011, Dec 1 Download File
Soul of the Community - Why People Love Where They Live and Why It Matters: A National Perspective John S. and James K. Knight Foundation 2010, Jan 1 Download File
Catalytic Philanthropy Mark R. Kramer, SSIR 2009, Sep 19 Download File
Leading Boldly Ronald A. Heifetz, John V. Kania, & Mark R. Kramer, SSIR 2004, Dec 1 Download File