|BRPC Berkshire Benchmarks Survey|
|04:00PM / Monday, January 10, 2022|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) announced the 2022 Berkshire Benchmarks Survey.
BRPC, working with the Berkshire Leadership Impact Council and numerous organizations around the county, developed the survey to better understand the issues affecting county residents.
The survey asks a range of questions, such as "How much are you able to save for retirement?", "How welcome do you feel in outdoor spaces, like parks, conservation areas, and reserves?" and "How well do you feel your local town or city government represents your beliefs and values?"
The goals of Berkshire Benchmarks are to work with the community to understand priorities, help inform the region on how BRPC are doing, and assess whether BRPC are seeing improvement. Berkshire Benchmarks achieves these goals by improving the region's access to data and quality analysis. BRPC can all make better informed decisions and more accurately track performance over time through better data.
The survey results and recently revised "Regional Indicators" will provide vital information on how the region is performing in a diverse set of sectors. These sectors include economy, education, environment, government, health, housing, social environment, and transportation.
The survey results will be shared in April at a bi-annual convening which will also include the unveiling of a new Berkshire Benchmarks website and the release of a State of the County report.