The Community Needs Assessment partners designed an approach to understand priority needs in each county using primary data from community members (a public survey; focus groups; one-on-one interviews; a community prioritization survey) and secondary data from existing information and reports (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Census Bureau; datasets from government entities; 2-1-1 call data). You can read a detailed explanation of the methodology within the full report.

James Taylor