Leading Indicators of Rural Civic Engagement

September 1, 2012 in Other Publications and Promotions

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In many industries, people use leading indicators to understand what might happen in the future. Commodity prices are considered a leading indicator of land values, building permits are a leading indicator of construction activity, and the Consumer Confidence Index is a leading indicator of what might happen in the overall economy. Many of these numbers point to possible trends that help us develop a clearer picture of the world around us.