Our Services

Economic Analysis

The economic landscape is always changing and understanding current trends is key to long-range planning. We can help you understand what factors are driving change and shaping our economy.

We can provide regional market assessments, economic impact reports, and market forecasts that provide the insights you need to plan for the future.

We Specialize In:

  • Economic Scorecards
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Market Analysis
  • Economic Forecasting
  • Presentations

We help our clients transform tired rows of data into dynamic, often interactive data visualizations that facilitate analysis and decision making. Our products include infographics, interactive data dashboards, and presentation-ready graphics.

Clients

  • Elevate Rapid City
  • Western Dakota Tech
  • John T. Vucurevich Foundation
  • SD Municipal League
  • Community Health Centers of the Dakotas
  • South Dakota Broadband Association

Our Work: Economic Scorecard, Housing Study, Broadband Report, Economic Contribution Study


Monitoring and Evaluation

We help organizations define success and measure their impact, allowing them to better understand how their activities produce measurable outcomes for their clients, partners, funders, or their communities. We work collaboratively to design feasible and useful evaluations that produce keen insights, recommendations, and actionable results. Our expertise in rural life and data collection informs much of our work.

Evaluation Specialization:

  • Mixed-Methods
  • Participatory
  • Developmental
  • Utilization-Focused
  • Appreciative-Inquiry
  • Outcome Mapping
  • Community Needs Assessments
  • Rural

We employ a variety of techniques to answer our clients’ evaluation questions. They include logic model design, survey design and implementation, participant observation, focus groups, interviews, interactive data collection activities, meeting facilitation. We are committed to providing clear and concise data analysis and pride ourselves on generating meaningful data visualizations for our clients. 

Clients

  • John T. Vucurevich Foundation
  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation
  • South Dakota Department of Education
  • United Way of the Black Hills
  • Black Hills Homeless Coalition
  • Catholic Social Services
  • 211 Helpline Center
  • SDSU Extension

Our Work: SDSU Energize Link, Community Needs Assessment

Testimonials: United Way Black Hills


Presentations and Trainings

Our presentations are built to fit your data needs for whatever the audience. We offer a limited number of free trainings per year to further our mission of making data easier to access and understand. We also build presentations to fit our clients’ needs.

  • Evaluation Capacity Building
  • How to find and use reliable data
  • Data Visualization 101
  • Regional Economic Trends

Clients

  • American Evaluation Association
  • SD Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • American Association of University Women - Black Hills
  • United Way of the Black Hills
  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation
  • SDSU Extension
  • Leadership South Dakota
  • Lead Deadwood Economic Development

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