In response to repeatedly fielding similar questions from multiple internal departments, the research team of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development developed an annual sector dossier template for key industry sectors for the Pittsburgh region. Creating the dossiers allows salient information to be gathered, analyzed and distributed in one mass effort, thus giving the research team greater authority on time use and quality control. The annual exercise of updating the dossiers has proven valuable for refining the data gathering and cleaning process, as well as creating an opportunity for new team members to immerse themselves in a critical project that informs the broader organization for purposes of strategy development and talking points. This presentation will cover the development and evolution of the dossiers and offer perspective on the value created.
Ellen Gaus, Market Research Manager, Allegheny Conference on Community Development. After graduating from Duquesne University in December 2014, Ellen Gaus began an extended internship with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, where she conducted research for special projects such as the Next 3 Days program, the 2015 URA Tax Increment Financing Report, and the Innovation Roadmap website. Ellen accepted a Market Research Analyst position with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development in 2016, and has since been promoted to Manager.
Ellen analyzes strategic areas of regional interest regarding business investment and regional vitality, and produces numerous products supporting the affiliates of the Conference, which have included COVID-19 data summaries, economic impact reports, quarterly vitals and more. Outside of work, Ellen enjoys volunteering with numerous organizations in the Pittsburgh area all in effort to better the environment and community she lives in.
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