The MAP Dashboard project was created to measurably improve Southern Arizona through data driven collective civic action and education. The MAP Dashboard is sponsored by the local community and is the product of a partnership between the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and the University of Arizona. The Economic and Business Research Center maintains, updates, and administers the MAP Dashboard website.  The MAP provides users with indicators on our region’s progress, as well as access to the latest information and research. MAP fills a gap by providing a common collection of information upon which to evaluate our community and collaborate to address our shared issues.

For each indicator, users can learn how Southern Arizona is doing, how it compares, and what the latest trends tell us about our progress. Users can compare Southern Arizona to the U.S., states in the West, and select metropolitan areas. With this information, Southern Arizonans can decide priorities, shape and pursue effective policies, and seek external funding opportunities. They can also use the data to drive business and organizational decisions, as well as to build collaboration and cross-sector partnerships capable of taking action throughout our region. 

Users will find data and analysis for 36 socio-economic indicators grouped into six categories.

  • Economy
    • Business Growth
    • Employment Growth by Industry
    • GDP by Industry
    • Median Home Price
    • Median Household Income
    • Patents
  • Education
    • College Major
    • Educational Attainment
    • High School Graduation Rates
    • PreK-12 Enrollment
    • Student Achievement
    • Teacher Wages
  • Health and Social Well-Being
    • Cost of Living
    • Health Insurance Coverage
    • Housing Cost Burden
    • Poverty Rate
    • Primary Care Access
    • Teen Birth Rate
  • Infrastructure
    • Air Travel
    • Commute Time
    • Energy Use
    • Internet Access
    • Residential Water Use
    • Transportation to Work
  • Quality of Place
    • Air Quality
    • Bicycling Capacity
    • Jobs in Leisure & Arts
    • Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
    • Public Safety
    • Voter Turn-Out
  • Workforce and Demographics
    • Employment Share by Industry
    • Labor Force Participation Rate
    • Occupational Wages
    • Population Profile
    • Wage Distribution
    • Working Age College Graduates

Each category page includes an easy-to-understand scorecard summarizing current performance for six key indicators. For each indicator, the site includes a Summary page, with charts and explanations, as well as a detailed Comparison and Maps page. Visit the MAP today.

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