The HRPDC Economics Department has released a new publication, The Little Book of Big Data-The Hampton Roads Benchmarking Report at Your Fingertips. As alluded to by the title, the new publication distills the larger, more detailed Hampton Roads Benchmarking Report, an annual collection of socioeconomic data for the region, into a handy a 92-page pocket size reference guide of the most frequently requested information.
“The idea behind the new publication was to provide our Commission members and regional leaders with quick access to data they need to make informed decisions for their jurisdictions and the region,” said HRPDC Chief Economist, Greg Grootendorst. “I’m hopeful that this little booklet will not only help to inform the decision-making process in Hampton Roads, but will also familiarize people with the HRPDC’s mission and capabilities.”
With a limited production run, The Little Book of Big Data is available to Commission members, regional leaders and to all local economic development teams while supplies last. Printed pieces are available to the general public as supplies dictate, but a PDF version of the booklet can be found HERE.
The 2015 Hampton Roads Benchmarking Report is scheduled for electronic distribution in June. When available, the new version can be found under the Data/Info section on the HRPDC website or by direct link HERE.