MAP Dashboard Wins International Award

December 03, 2018
George Hammond, Ph.D., EBRC Director and Research Professor
Jennifer Pullen, Research Economist and MAP Dashboard Coordinator

The MAP Dashboard recently won its first international award! The Community Indicators Consortium selected the MAP Dashboard for its prestigious 2018 Impact Award.

This international recognition goes to the MAP Dashboard for its demonstrated ability to drive positive community change in southern Arizona. It reflects extensive use of the Dashboard by community members, including the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Pima Association of Governments, the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Sun Corridor Inc., the University of Arizona, Tucson Electric Power, the Thomas R. Brown Foundation, the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, Tucson International Airport, Cox Communications, Strongpoint Marketing, the Arizona Daily Star, and many others.

The Community Indicators Consortium is a worldwide organization that advances and supports the development, availability, and effective use of community indicators for making measurable and sustainable improvement in the quality of local communities.

The Dashboard has also received national, state, and local recognition. In 2016, the Dashboard received the DataVIZ award from the Association for Public Data Users, for the quality and impact of our visualizations. Also in 2016, the Dashboard won the Award for Website Excellence from the Association for University Business and Economic Research.

The Dashboard has also been recognized locally with the Common Ground award from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance. Further, the Economic and Business Research Center was selected to be one of three finalists for the Arizona Governor’s Celebration of Innovation in Academia for the quality of all of our digital resources.