Which U.S. metro region is most likely to come out of the next recession, natural disaster or other regional "shock" relatively unscathed?
The Resilience Capacity Index (RCI), developed by Kathryn A. Foster, director of the University of Buffalo's Regional Institute, includes more than 360 U.S. metros ranked for their regional resilience based on performance across 12 economic, socio-demographic, and community connectivity indicators, ranging from income equality and business environment to voter participation and the population with health insurance. It offers maps revealing geographic patterns in resilience capacity, detailed data profiles for each metro, and a "compare metros" tool.
Dr. Foster developed the tool as part of the Building Resilient Regions (BRR) network, a national network of experts on metropolitan regions funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and administered by the University of California, Berkeley. USC's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity has also participated in the network, contributing data, studies, and analyses of issues like the degree of immigrant integration in America's metropolitan regions.
Find your metro and see how you rank - but more important how you and leaders in your area can develop policies and programs that can improve resilience, prosperity and inclusion.