A project of Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Contributions will keep this vital data resource free and accessible to everyone who wants to improve quality of life in Minnesota.
“Whenever people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government”
– Thomas Jefferson
What goes into a good decision?
Would you buy a car without researching safety ratings, reviews, and reliability?
Would you enter a child in a school program without investigating the program's goals, staff, and reputation?
Would you make decisions about issues in our state without finding out where the problems are, and what progress has already been made?
Good information leads to better decisions. This simple truth is the basis for Minnesota Compass' mission: "Measure progress. Inspire action." Through our website, www.mncompass.org, and our other activities, we spread the word about the facts behind issues affecting quality of life for Minnesotans.
The information you need
Minnesota Compass is a social indicators project that identifies trends, tracks progress, and provides analysis, with the goal of preserving and improving quality of life in communities all across our state. This central hub of sound, credible, nonpartisan data gives the information needed to make good decisions, craft policy, and benchmark effectiveness. Our primary method of inspiring change is the website mncompass.org. Data points, trends, issue snapshots, regional data, and discussion by local experts is all at your fingertips.
Keep this free resource accessible to all
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Contributions will keep this vital resource free and accessible to everyone working to improve quality of life in Minnesota. Your gift to Minnesota Compass will enable access to life-changing information. Poverty, achievement gap, workforce needs: we can measure these issues and provide a baseline for action.
Find out where we have been and make good decisions about where we need to go. Our goal is to "Measure Progress. Inspire Action." You can help.