About Berkshire Benchmarks
Berkshire Benchmarks, a program of Berkshire Regional Planning Commission funded by Berkshire United Way, is working in partnership with organizations across the region with expertise and hands-on day-to-day work in the areas of economic development, social services, and environmental stewardship. Berkshire Benchmarks’ focus is working with the community to understand priorities for action, improve information and education resources to help inform decisions, and then track performance measures over time. In short, their goal is to help mobilize informed and strategic decisions to help the region achieve its vision for the future!
They do this in two ways:
- Regional Indicators: They work collaboratively with the community to define what we want for our future and then track progress in achieving these goals. They also highlight successes and best practices in the region and beyond to continually inform and improve how things are done.
- Data Clearinghouse: They work to gather reliable data on the region using a variety of local, state, and national data sets. They do the footwork and quality control so that you don’t have to! This one-stop-shop for data on the region is intended to assist those decision-makers, service providers, and others who need reliable data to inform their work.
For more information, contact Mark Maloy.