In 2013 the Transform Rockford movement got started, which happens to be right around the same time when our community made the list of “most miserable cities in the U.S.” At that point we had two options – accept the label and continue living in misery or decide to step-up and change. We chose the latter and the Transform Rockford movement was born with the goal of becoming a “top 25 community” by the year 2025. But, how do we know that we are making progress? We are pleased to introduce to you our Community Scorecard, an evaluation tool that shows our community’s progress towards becoming a top 25 community.
To understand how the tool works, please watch this short video. It explains which cities we are comparing ourselves to, what data we are comparing ourselves to, what metrics we used, and how to read and understand the tool.