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Citizen Engagement and Economic Growth

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008 by 1 comment

From a Knight Foundation blog today…

Soul of the Community (SOTC) is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of the 26 Knight Foundation communities across the United States focusing on the emotional side of the connection between residents and their communities.

In its first year, the study compared residents’ engagement level to the GDP growth in the 26 communities over the past five years. The findings (overall report, reports by community) show a significant correlation between community-citizen engagement and the economic growth.

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  1. […] with those around them.  This is a good move individually, as well as for a region.  A recent study found a “significant correlation between community-citizen engagement and the economic […]

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