The history of Janesville is one of expansion. By 1925, with the emergence of the auto industry as key to the region, Janesville had a population of 22,186. A century later, Janesville is home to companies that embrace new technologies and innovation across sectors to serve customers around the globe. The layout of Janesville, curved along the Rock River and dotted with public parks and spaces, has allowed the city to cultivate a strong economy and a good quality of life.
As Janesville looks to the future, our community must be deliberate in our actions to create outcomes that will make Janesville a city that retains our citizens and attracts newcomers. The Janesville Community Dashboard, supported by Forward Janesville and its private, public, and not for profit members, focuses on providing objective data and measurement along eight dimensions that can help focus our collective plans for moving our community forward.
Many of our partners support their own organizational dashboard. This dashboard is our community dashboard. The eight dimensions are: Community Dimensions; Strong Educational Foundation; Dependable and Skilled Workforce; Economic Growth and Opportunity; Healthy Living and Healthcare; Safe and Affordable Neighborhoods; Public Spaces and Amenities; and Strong Civic Bonds and Infrastructure.
Appreciation to the City of Janesville, the Janesville School District, Mercyhealth, Rock County, the Southwest Workforce Development Board, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, and the United Way Blackhawk Region, who helped with the development of this community resource project. For questions or comments about the dashboard, please contact Dan Cunningham at (608) 757-3160.