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Turnkey data insights and engagement tools to help

Small Communities Make Big Decisions

Uncover local drivers of livability and confidently take action to sustain a thriving community of 20,000 residents or less.

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Small communities often have fewer resources making it difficult to quantify insights to govern strategically. 

Local leaders know their community deeply, but it has seemed impossible to access quality data and representative input. It can feel like: 

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Data-driven decisions require analytical staff you can't afford.

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It's hard to turn community input into actionable measures.

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You wish you had more data to strengthen rationale for your decisions.

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Planning and budgeting for an unknown future is challenging.

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The growing urban-rural divide makes external resources harder to obtain.

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Siloed information makes compiling data for grant funding more difficult.

Get instant access to quality data and accurate input so you can improve decision-making. 

Polco is the first and only solution to give small governments exclusive access to stakeholder feedback side-by-side with hundreds of public data sources distilled into key indicators for each community. See how to put Polco to work for you as community leader.

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Case Study

How Small Cities Can Close the Data Equity Gap

See how York, Nebraska, and Oakley, Utah, are overcoming the data equity gap through Polco's Small Cities Pilot Program.

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Small communities bridging the data equity gap

Don't let the big cities have an advantage anymore. 

We've built a program that's the perfect fit to help smaller communities:


Access Pre-Built Community Insights

Evaluate livability domain indicators to quantify your community's strengths and identify focus areas.


Deploy Turnkey Engagement

Easily gather reliable stakeholder feedback from residents, businesses, and staff using a robust expert developed library of ready-to-launch polls, surveys, or even your own hands-on priorities simulation.


Take the Best Actions With Confidence

Leverage community input and validated metrics to build broader policy support, make more data informed decisions, and secure greater financial resources.

Resident input for small communities
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Jumpstart your journey towards data-informed government with the experts focused exclusively on helping government leaders. 



60,000 survey questions answered


30+ years of benchmarking data


30 million American voices represented

The comprehensive community engagement platform that gives you everything you need.

Comprehensive public data about your city collected and analyzed by experts. See important community data all in one place. Measure data points over time.

  • Actionable data for strategic and comprehensive plans
  • Data to align city council and city managers on important issues
  • A go-to source for grant application data and evidence

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Gather community member input on any topic at any time with customizable or templated surveys, polls, live events, and simulations.

  • The simplest and fastest way to interact with verified community members
  • Build support by showing residents the real constraints government leaders face
  • Collect high quality data for strategic planning and budgeting

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Get data about your community, from your community. National benchmark comparison surveys that help you identify priorities and see where you stand next to the national average. 

  • The most representative community data available 
  • Align your goals with what matters most to residents
  • Use data for prioritizing, planning, and budgeting

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Data dashboards for small communities

Start with a preview of Polco for small communities.

Polco’s online community engagement platform and pre-built community data  dashboards provide all the tools local governments need to make informed decisions with confidence.

We've tailored a special program just for small communities and will walk you through options based on the specific needs of your community.

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