Cobalt Community Research


Cobalt is a non-profit research firm that provides affordable benchmarking, performance measurement, high-quality surveys, population market segment projections, mobile location tracking, geofencing, and community work groups/focus groups. Cobalt helps communities attract, engage and retain families and businesses, and Cobalt helps them be more vibrant places to live, learn, work and play.
P.O. Box 416
Charlotte, MI 48813

Wow! The data package we bought was affordable, comprehensive, and saved months of time gathering it all in-house. Better yet, William has been great to work with, customizing and adding to the data as we need. This is NOT an off-the shelf, cookie-cutter package. This is the best data service I have ever used and I can't recommend it enough.

Jennifer Kibby
Submitted on: 1/22/2019
Executive Director,
Allen Park Downtown Development

Not being a natural tourist destination, our community worked with Cobalt to identify potential new events that could attract visitors from out of town. Cobalt conducted research testing ideas with focus groups and surveys.

Among other positive results, that research formed the foundation for a new winter festival that, over its first three years, has attracted approximately 10,000 people to Charlotte from across the Upper Midwest. The festival has grown each year, and is proving to be financially sustainable.

I am looking forward to working with Cobalt on future projects. The organization is professional, personable and results-oriented.

Bryan Myrkle
Submitted on: 5/4/2018
Community Development Director,
City of Charlotte, Michigan

Well done, relevant surveying. Benchmarks were especially useful.

Daniel Ertl
Submitted on: 2/13/2018
Director of Community Development,
City of Brookfield, WI

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