Economic Development

Self Sufficiency Calculator-A budget-based measure of the real cost of living and an alternative to the federal poverty measure by state.

http://www.selfsufficiencystandard.org/

The Net Income Change Calculator (NICC) calculates a family’s income at different earnings levels considering the effects of payroll taxes, income taxes, tax credits, child care expenses, and cash and in-kind benefits according to current federal and state policies.

http://nicc.urban.org/netincomecalculator/

The Living Wage calculator estimates the cost of living in your community or region.

http://livingwage.mit.edu/

A snapshot of local economic indicators:

http://economictoolbox.mit.edu/

Program evaluation resource that highlights youth programs with strong evidence for success:

http://www.blueprintsprograms.com/

Map the meal gap:

http://map.feedingamerica.org/county/2014/overall