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"Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can't measure something, you can't understand it. If you can't understand it, you can't control it. If you can't control it, you can't improve it." ~H. James Harrington

About the Ashtabula County Economic and Community Dashboard


The dashboard is a tool to provide up-to-date information about economic and community trends in Ashtabula County and the contributions of various private and public economic and community development organizatons to improve and strengthen Ashtabula County as a place to live, work, and play.


The dashboard is a top priority identified in the Growth Partnership's new Forward Ashtabula County Action Plan, which was adopted by the organization's Executive Commitee and Trustees in April 2015. The dashboard is a tool to: 1) help Ashtabula County's private and public sector leaders measure their success in their individual and shared priorities; and 2) provide high quality data and analysis to guide important future decisions about economic and community development in Ashtabula County.


It is expected that the type and quality of data and information provided on the dashboard will evolve over time in line with future uses of the dashboard by local economic and community development organizations, citizens, and users outside Ashtabula County. 

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