Newsletter: April 2017

Our latest research on the rural West, communities at risk from closing coal plants, improving wildfire policy to reduce risks and costs, and using the latest data to better understand the characteristics of your community—whether age, housing costs, race, poverty, or education.

Research Update: April 2017

ruralwestmattersWhy the Rural West Matters
The rural West matters for at least three important reasons: the vitality of the region’s landscape; its impact on local, state, and national politics; and the future of the area’s people and communities. This essay is part of our Rural West Insights series on the challenges and opportunities facing the rural West.

coalcommunitiesCommunities at Risk from Closing Coal Plants
Compare economic and demographic characteristics of communities where coal-fired power plants have recently retired or are scheduled to retire.

wildfirepaperWildfire Experts’ Paper Informs Effective Policy
Wildfire experts outline key scientific insights to inform policy discussions and reduce future risks and costs.

EPSUpdated Demographic Information for Every Community, County, or State
Did you know? Understanding the characteristics of your community—whether age, housing costs, race, poverty, or education—is vital to making good policy decisions. Use our Economic Profile System (EPS) to run a detailed Demographics report that utilizes the latest American Community Survey (ACS) data.