New data shows 2 percent increase over previous year
Spearheading Maryland’s efforts to engage and educate other states on Maryland’s Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) – a measure of statewide well-being − Governor Martin O’Malley hosted a summit with stakeholders from across the nation on October 9 in Annapolis. Maryland is the national leader in the development and use of the GPI, recently announcing that new, 2011 data shows a 2 percent increase over 2010.
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that the State has updated Maryland’s Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) , the first state government sanctioned tool of its kind, to include 2011 data. According to the new data, Maryland’s GPI – a measure of statewide well-being – grew more than 2 percent since last year; the highest increase since 2005.
“The GPI is one of the best ways to evaluate our progress as a State because it provides a comprehensive look at our economy, natural resources and community,” said Governor O’Malley. “With these results we are able to see where we need to focus our efforts, and create the necessary policies.” Read more