SERVICES | PROGRAM AND SERVICE EVALUATION
Evaluation of programs and services is pivotal to ensuring their success. Camoin Associates has assisted States and Municipalities with assessments of performance and economic overviews that have allowed our clients to better track their efforts and measure their results.
Maine Office of Innovation - Economic Impact of Maine's Targeted Technology Sectors - What are the trends in growth in the Targeted Technology Sectors? What was the economic impact of these sectors on the State of Maine? PolicyOne Research, now part of Camoin Associates, completed an economic overview of Maine's targeted technology sectors to answer these questions. The performance and growth potential of Maine's targeted technology sectors has been the subject of two statewide "cluster" analyses, one in 2002 and a follow-up in 2008. They are also tracked annually as part of Maine's Comprehensive Research & Development Evaluation and Maine Innovation Index.
Portland Community Chamber - Portland's Economic Scorecard - Working closely with the Portland Maine Chamber of Commerce, Camoin Associates recently released Portland's 2011 Economic Scorecard, which is Camoin's second update to the initial 2007 report. The Scorecard measures the Portland region's annual standing on 32 economic indicators against its standing in previous years and against a group of benchmark regions that exhibit similar characteristics. For Portland, the 2011 Scorecard provides insight into how well the region is positioning itself as an attractive place to live, work, and do business. With a thorough understanding of its strengths and how these strengths are changing over time, Portland will be able to position itself for sustained economic development.
State of Rhode Island - Benchmarking the Rhode Island Knowledge Economy - Knowledge and innovation drive economic change and progress. Recognizing this relationship, Camoin Associates worked with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) in the development of a tool for measuring the growth of the state's Knowledge Economy. Developed around 23 indicators, this study establishes a baseline from which Rhode Island's economic development community can measure and track progress. This information will facilitate a better understanding of what drives a strong Knowledge Economy and will be used to better organize public policies and strategic investments.