The Quality of Life Study was begun in 1993 by the City of Charlotte to evaluate social, criminal, health and economic conditions in Charlotte's neighborhoods. The 2012 study includes all of Mecklenburg County and its six towns, which will provide a more comprehensive analysis of our community.
Including the County and towns, along with Charlotte, was a recommendation made by a team of IBM Executives in November 2010 of integrating capital master planning with all government entities within the County. IBM’s final report to the County, titled “Think as One, Act as One,” indicated the data would benefit the whole County and would prioritize capital projects regardless of political/geographic jurisdiction.
Data from the 2012 study, conducted by the University of North Carolina Charlotte Metropolitan Studies Institute, will be available to everyone online by the end of January.