A North Central regional panel dataset will be developed as a venue and incentive for interdisciplinary collaboration across states and across research and Extension. The Center would maintain the baseline data and collect it across time. The Center along with the Advisory Board would develop a policy for its use and distribution. The Center would collect data focused on regional household, business, and community wellbeing focused on the three themes, across time and space. Having an available dataset would decrease the barriers for institutions to study regional changes and conduct comparative research. Regional data would increase regional collaboration for both research and Extension. The Center would facilitate regional collaboration for: survey development, data collection methods, data analysis that leads to publications and educational curriculua. The regional dataset would also enhance collaboration between high- and low-resource institutions across the region. Institutions could choose to oversample their states and researchers could provide funds to include focused topics to the survey.