The Regional Opportunity Index (ROI), is an index of community and regional opportunity for understanding social and economic opportunity in California’s communities. The goal of the ROI is to help target resources and policies toward people and places with the greatest need, to foster thriving communities of opportunity for all Californians. It does this by integrating data that are usually considered separately — education, economic development, housing, mobility, health/environment, and civic life — and ‘maps’ areas of potential investment, identifying areas of urgent need and opportunity. The ROI is constructed using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) data, the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and several other data sources.
The ROI was developed through a joint partnership between the UC Davis Center for Regional Change and Rabobank, N.A. Generous support also was provided by Wells Fargo Bank for continued enhancement of the ROI.
To explore this resource, please visit https://interact.regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/roi/index.html
Preferred citation: Benner, C., Erbstein, N., London, J., Greenfield, T., Hartzog, C., Watterson, S., Godard, D., Lampinen, G., and Visser, A. (2014). Regional Opportunity Index (ROI). UC Davis Center for Regional Change. https://interact.regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/roi/