Measuring Success

How we PROSPER

2020

METRIC 12

Non-Residential Development

Track the amount of non-residential development.

METRIC result

During the current year (2020), a total of 961,413 square feet of non-residential development was built in the county. This represents a drop of 506,830 square feet relative to the base year (2018). This change was largely due to a reduction in commercial development.

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Most new non-residential development is commercial. But it also includes industrial, institutional, agriculture structures, and additions to existing buildings.

METRIC 13

Urban Center Prosperity

Monitor taxable assessments in urban centers to track economic and community prosperity.

METRIC result

During the current year (2020), the annual increase in total assessment for all the county's urban centers combined was 0.790%, while the base year was 0.927%.

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METRIC 14

Workforce Development Progress

Track the number of people assisted with employment training by the county.

METRIC result

During the current year (2020), a total of 4,556 workers visited the county office of PACareerLink, a cooperative program where job seekers and employers share access to a wide array of job training, education, and employment services. This represents a drop of 13,265 (or 74.4%) relative to the base year (2018).

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In response to the pandemic, the PA CareerLink shifted to mostly remote communications with job seekers.

2019

METRIC 12

Non-Residential Development

Track the amount of non-residential development.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), a total of 975,849 square feet of non-residential development was built in the county. This represents a drop of 492,394 square feet relative to the base year (2018). This change was largely due to a reduction in commercial development.

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New non-residential construction can include construction on previously undeveloped land, construction on lots that previously contained structures, or additions to existing buildings.

METRIC 13

Urban Center Prosperity

Monitor taxable assessments in urban centers to track economic and community prosperity.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), the annual increase in total assessment for all the county's urban centers combined was 0.720%, while the base year was 0.927%.

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METRIC 14

Workforce Development Progress

Track the number of people assisted with employment training by the county.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), a total of 16,055 workers visited the county office of PACareerLink, a cooperative program where job seekers and employers share access to a wide array of job training, education, and employment services. This represents a drop of 1,766 (or 9.9%) relative to the base year (2018).

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