ENTF Data Framework

The Measuring Systems Success Action Team leads the Economic and Workforce Development Committee’s data work. The matrix below shows which projects address which questions from the ENTF Data Framework.

Service Analysis

This project uses data to address system-level questions about Access: Where are there gaps in or duplication of services? Does capacity match the need?

  • COMING SOON: 2021 Service Analysis by ENTF
  • 2017 Service Analysis by Inclusive Performance Strategies
    • Report
    • Data Decision Protocol

Cluster Analysis (formerly System Analysis)

This project uses data to address system-level questions about Community Outcomes: Are people living in Kent County becoming more economically stable? Are outcomes equitable?

  • 2021 Cluster Analysis by Petersen Research Consultants (2019 data)
  • 2016 System Analysis by Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (2014 data)

Best Practices Scorecard

This project uses data to address agency-level questions about Services: To what extent are agencies utilizing best practices?

  • 2018 Best Practices Scorecard
    • Summary by Calvin University Center for Social Research
    • Results by Inclusive Performance Strategies
    • Survey

Outcomes Analysis

This project uses data to address the agency-level questions about Individual Outcomes: Are participants making progress towards their goals? Are outcomes equitable?

Other Related Data

  • Addressing Economic Inclusion in Grand Rapids
    • 2020 Data Update by Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (2018 data)
    • 2016 Report by Mark White of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University and Randall Arthur of the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (2014 data)