The 2011 Southern Winnebago County LIFE (Leading Indicators For
Excellence) Study is the result of 1.5 years of research on 10 key
indicators for economic, physical and emotional wellbeing in the
region. The report builds on data and results from past community
surveys that contributed to the creation of:
Research for the 2011 Southern Winnebago County LIFE Study was
conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Center for
Public Affairs in coordination with St. Norbert College Strategic
Research Institute. It was funded by the Oshkosh Area Community
Foundation, Oshkosh Area United Way and the U.S. Venture Fund for
A community Steering Committee guided the research based on issues
unique to Southern Winnebago County. Key baseline data was compared
to past community surveys.
Highlights of from the report indicate that Southern Winnebago
County has several critical strengths, including:
In addition, the findings show some challenges and
The 2011 Southern Winnebago County LIFE Study is expected to be
used by a variety community organizations, business and
individuals, including nonprofits, municipal governments, school
districts, businesses and groups interested in regional economic
development and quality of life improvement opportunities.
The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation presents Vital Signs, a
data-based snapshot of 10 key indicators Winnebago County's
With Vital Signs, we hope to answer these questions:
What are the issues facing our communities?
How are we responding to the emerging needs?
Can we make a difference?
The data in Vital Signs include 10 indicators of our communities'
wellbeing as collected on a monthly or annual basis by experts at
the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
the Vital Signs website
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