January 31st, 2021, 8:00 AM
Erie Vital Signs is wrapping up its year-end data updates, congruent with the U.S. Census data releases in December, and thought it important to report the movement in our community through an overview of the change in some of our key indicators. It should be noted that for many of these, the data-year lags behind, meaning that even the updated data may not reflect some current realities of a COVID-affected world. We will, as always, attempt to update the sources of the EVS analyses as data is verified and released (see any topic's About This Data section for more information).
December 10th, 2020, 9:15 AM
Erie Vital Signs often examines the layers of economic and socioeconomic inequality facing various race/ethnicities, ages, and genders. These analyses are mostly rooted in the present, reporting out on the current state of the topic at hand, or mired in the future and what implications the current trend could mean. Today Erie Vital Signs presents Opportunity Insight's Opportunity Atlas, an admirable analysis and tool which showcases the outcomes of children who grew up in every neighborhood in America, outcomes based on their race/ethnicity and by their parent's earnings.
October 28th, 2020, 9:15 AM
Why are research institutes and major publications claiming that this recession disproportionately affects women, and what does that look like for Erie County and the distribution of genders across all of its workers' occupations?
September 29th, 2020, 10:31 AM
A dive into the Urban Institute's recently published blog entitled, "Which Cities Became More (and Less) Racially and Economically Inclusive over the Past Few Years?" and why Erie's peer city, Duluth, MN, is being celebrated while Erie rounds out the list.
September 4th, 2020, 9:48 AM
Resolution identifies several disparities between Black and white communities in Erie County. An article from The Erie Times-News.
September 2nd, 2020, 1:09 PM
For Fall 2020 the phrase 'back to school' may be all but figurative. The effect of students receiving their coursework remotely could have a multi-layered effect on them, their household, and even their economy. While there doesn't exist an open-source and regularly updated database of technological connectivity school district-by-district, Erie Vital Signs takes a look at the broader accessibility trends which our community experiences and makes inferences on how this may affect students' prospects for advancement in the COVID-era of education.
July 8th, 2020, 8:36 AM
For two months Erie Vital Signs (EVS) has focused its monthly blog updates on the shared effect that COVID-19 has had on our economy and our community, providing a reactive analysis on the outcome of a health crisis regarding just one variable – employment. While employment does provide a lens to community vitality both from the workers' and the organizational members' viewpoint, EVS this month showcases a third-party analysis completed to highlight potential disparity before any event has occurred, and to assist communities with preparedness to assist their most vulnerable populations.
May 26th, 2020, 12:26 PM
As a vital source of community information, Erie Vital Signs will conduct targeted analyses to highlight the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on our community. While the most pertinent health and safety information is delivered via its appropriate channels from national and local officials, EVS takes this moment to reflect on how even amidst a situation which affects us all, disparity emerges.
April 21st, 2020, 3:30 PM
As a vital source of community information, Erie Vital Signs will conduct targeted analyses to highlight the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on our community. While the most pertinent health and safety information is delivered via its appropriate channels from national and local officials, EVS takes this moment to reflect on how, even amid a situation which affects us all, disparity emerges.
March 5th, 2020, 11:00 AM
On February 26, the Erie Regional Chamber hosted the region's first State of the Community event. The topic? Erie's economic future realized through shared vision. The Chamber partnered with Erie Vital Signs to report on and track a hand full of key regional performance measures.