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The Upjohn Institute has developed resources on place-based strategies for promoting community prosperity, including two databasesone on economic development incentives and taxes and the other on community- and college-based Promise programsand a framework to evaluate Promise programs and tools such as bibliographies and statistics. The databases can be downloaded upon request.

  • Promise Programs Database This searchable database, compiled by Upjohn Institute researchers, includes key features of community-based and institution-based Promise scholarship programs, along with a research file with 100+ program characteristics.
  • Panel Database on Incentives and Taxes This database, created by Upjohn Institute researchers, provides the most comprehensive available information on the tax incentives that state and local governments provide to new firms, and how such incentives have varied from 1990 to 2015, and across different industries and states. 
  • Incentives Model This empirically-based simulation model evaluates the benefits and costs of business tax incentives for a state's residents, accounting for how incentives affect employment rates, wages, property values, tax revenue, and public services, all under user-specified assumptions. 
  • Promise Monitoring and Evaluation Framework This guide provides information and resources for developing a measurement plan for community-based Promise programs, including a list of indicators across the domains of K-12, post-secondary, and community development/economic revitalization.
  • Promise Research Bibliographies These bibliographies, organized both by author and by topic, provide links to scholarly research on the impacts of Promise programs. The focus is on community-based programs and studies that use causal methodologies, but some general literature is also included.
  • About the Kalamazoo Promise A short analysis of the key attributes of the Kalamazoo Promise.
  • Kalamazoo Promise Statistics The Upjohn Institute tracks several usage and success measures of The Kalamazoo Promise, and we provide numerus tables and figures with demographic breakdowns in both PDF and Excel formats.