CGR in the news 2015 archive

28 May 2015
Families Struggling on $75K a Year

Rising costs of living and stagnant wages are squeezing working families, and a CGR report on the reduced availability on child care subsidies for middle class families sheds some light on how.
Democrat & Chroncile

27 May 2015
U of R Economic Impact on Region

The Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester is expanding, and CGR research is used to describe the potential impact on the local economy.

23 May 2015
Orange County Hires CGR to Study Impact of Proposed 507-Acre Annexation by Kiryas Joel

CGR has been hired by Orange County to conduct an independent analysis of the impact of a proposed 507-acre annexation by the Village of Kiryas Joel.
Hudson Valley News Network

Also appeared in: The Photo News, Vos Iz Neias?

12 May 2015
Connections: How Do the Poor Deal With Child Care Costs?

Listen to a discussion of day care costs, and how impoverished working families are trying to get by with guests on Connections with Evan Dawson:

  • Erika Rosenberg, Center for Governmental Research
  • Larry Marx, executive director of The Children's Agenda
  • Katherine Smith, League of Women Voters
  • Amanda Gage, parent with children in day care

11 May 2015
Families in Monroe County Receiving Child Care Subsidies Grow Poorer

As a group, families receiving child care subsidies have become poorer in the last few years, according to analysis of new data by CGR. From 2011 to 2013, the number of families receiving subsidies who had income below the federal poverty threshold increased 19%. This analysis updates a report issued in November 2014 about the availability of child care subsidies in Monroe County. The study was completed with the support of the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area.

11 May 2015
Parents Getting Day Care Funds Increasingly Poor

Working Monroe County parents who get public subsidies to help pay for child care are increasingly poor, according to a CGR study released Monday.
Democrat & Chroncile

Also appeared in: WXXI

10 Apr 2015
Florida Community Foundation Launches Community Indicators Website

Lists and rankings are all the rage these days, but a new website launched by Gulf Coast Community Foundation aims to measure critical aspects of the region's economy and quality of life over the long term, to help decision-makers monitor trends, identify emerging issues, and plan community investments.
The website was developed by CGR, which has created web-based profiles for several communities across the country.

9 Apr 2015
Gulf Coast Launches “State of the Community” Website

Gulf Coast Community Foundation launched a new CGR-developed community indicators website.

24 Mar 2015
Community Conversation Continues on Modernizing Local Government

CGR's Joseph Stefko highlights some key numbers about local government gathered as part of the Consensus Commission's look at the cost of delivering services in Onondaga County. Future meetings and the complete baseline review can be found at

24 Mar 2015
Schuyler and Yates County Won’t Merge Anytime Soon

CGR's government management team presents findings of two county merger, shared services review in Schuyler-Yates.

Also appeared in: Press & Sun-Bulletin

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