In an arena served almost exclusively by for-profit consultancies, CGR stands apart. Since our founding, we have operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a status that insulates us from political bias and holds us accountable to our clients’ true shareholders – the communities they serve – positioning them as more desirable places to live and work.
Just like our clients, we’re in the business of making a difference.
Over the years CGR has received many awards for its work. The most recent is our 2014 Distinguished Research Award from the Governmental Research Association (GRA), the national organization of professionals engaged in governmental research. In a statewide study, CGR found most county nursing homes in NYS are in jeopardy, and can’t sustain operating their homes as they have in the past. The study was funded by the NYS Health Foundation.
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CGR’s feasibility study on mobile summer meals in the City of Rochester was presented to the Summer Meals Partnership of Rochester in late April, 2016 and the Partnership was so enthused by the findings that they immediately began planning a pilot mobile meals program for summer 2016. We moved from the study’s release on April 28th to implementation of the pilot on June 26th. The quick turnaround time is a testament to CGR’s data-rich and catalyzing study, as well as to the commitment, flexibility, and innovative thinking of our community partners.
Mairéad Hartmann, Program Officer
Rochester Area Community Foundation,
CGR conducted a fiscal and operational analysis that exceeded all previous studies and set a new standard for future studies.
Marc Pfeiffer, Deputy Director (Ret.),
Division of Local Government Services,
State of New Jersey Department of
On time, on budget, very professional. It's what every client hopes for. That's CGR.
Jack Benjamin, President,
Three Rivers Development Corporation
CGR is extremely thorough, thoughtful and professional. They add value to our work. We consider them important partners.
Linda Landsman, Vice President (Ret.),
Comprehensive, thought provoking research, analysis and option profile that left no stone unturned.
Jay Gsell, County Manager,
Genesee County, New York
What I appreciated most from working with the CGR team was their candor and commitment in getting the work completed—great staff!
Col. James D. McDonough, Jr., Former President & CEO
Veterans Outreach Center
The work done by CGR and their lead consultant Joe Stefko was outstanding. We needed someone who would understand the two Princetons and help guide the Commission through a study process that we knew would be challenged in this community known for its challenging citizens and world famous academic environment. CGR was perfect for the task.
Anton Lahnston, Chair
Princeton NJ Township & Borough Study Commission
CGR is the most respected independent government research firm in NYS. Their reputation is well earned.
Brian McMahon, Executive Director
New York State Economic Development Corporation
The abundance of easily accessible, relevant, comparative data on the Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles website allows users to explore the region's many strengths as well as the challenges....we know that we have a growing population and a relatively vibrant economy – both of which are fairly uncommon in Upstate New York. And, the information on the website allows us to more clearly see some of the educational and social challenges that we face, such as the economic and academic disparities that persist among particular groups.
Diana M. Gurieva. Executive Vice President
The Dyson Foundation
CGR delivers up-to-date data that's easy to use and readily accessible. Having a foundation of objective data and analysis that's based on a common data set allows us to work together to make our communities even better. Using our Community Profile we can review our accomplishments and challenges from the previous year, then determine the focus of our efforts for the coming year.
Karen Beals, Executive Director
United Way of Seneca County