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Graphic: LIFE Study - Fox River Region

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LIFE Study Sponsors:

Green Bay
Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Brown County United Way

Fox Cities
United Way Fox Cities
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Fox Cities of Wisconsin Economic Development Partnership

Southern Winnebago
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
Oshkosh Area United Way
US Venture Fund for Basic Needs

Featured Project: LIFE Study (2010-2011)

LIFE (Leading Indicators for Excellence) Study 2010-2011 was conducted in Green Bay, Fox Cities and Southern Winnebago county in conjunction with the St. Norbert College Survey Center.

The purpose of the LIFE Study is to develop a clear understanding of the overall quality of LIFE in the three different communities. The study will provide an in-depth look into the conditions encompassing ten key areas:

Area of study Description
LIFE in the Community Demographics, Infrastructure, Civic engagement, Faith, Volunteerism, Government
LIFE at Work Economy and Employment
LIFE at Home Children and Families (child care, youth, elder care, populations with special needs, rural issues, ethnic issues)
LIFE of Self-Sufficiency Affordable Housing, Nutrition, Basic Needs
LIFE of Learning Education (K-12 and higher education)
A Safe LIFE  Personal and Public Safety
A Healthy LIFE  Physical and Mental Health
LIFE in Natural Environment Natural Environment (water/air quality, land use issues)
LIFE of Arts and Culture Arts and Cultural Assets and Pursuits
LIFE of Recreation and Leisure Recreation, Leisure, and Sports

Research includes a survey of community leaders, focus groups with key demographic segments, random sample community member survey, thorough review of relevant secondary data, and expert panel discussion from each category area.

A comprehensive report and executive summary for each community as well as a regional summary including information from all three communities was released in the fall of 2011.  To view and download these reports, please visit the Fox River Region LIFE Study website