FOR PUBLIC POLICY INITIATIVES
FORMERLY CRREO

ABOUT US

Independently and in collaboration with local
governments, businesses, and not-for-profits
in the Hudson Valley, The Benjamin Center
(formerly CRREO):

  • conducts studies on topics of regional and statewide importance;
  • brings visibility and focus to these matters;
  • fosters communities working together to better serve our citizenry;
  • and advances the public interest in our region.

The Benjamin Center connects our region with the expertise of SUNY New Paltz faculty. We assist in
all aspects of applied research, evaluation, and policy analysis. We provide agencies and
businesses with the opportunity to obtain competitive grants, achieve efficiencies,
and identify implementable areas for success.

EXPERTISE

Local & State Government
Business & Not-For-Profit
Sustainability
Criminal Justice
Health & Human Services
Education Policy
Research and Evaluation


services

Charter Revision
Community Benchmarking
Community Convening
Data Collection & Analysis
Economic Impact Studies
Evaluation
Focus Groups
Mapping & GIS
Survey Research
Property Tax Studies
Redistricting
Shared Services & Efficiency Studies

DISCUSSION BRIEFS

Erosion of Instructional Time
Discussion Brief 14:
  Although time in school has long been considered one of the most important factors in student learning, there are widely misconceived notions about the amount of time students spend in school. READ MORE


Classification of Property for Taxation in New York State
Discussion Brief 13:
Property taxes are a central concern for state and local government in New York. Much attention has been given to the burden they impose, far less to the fairness with which they are levied and administered.    READ MORE

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