As a new field, Sustainable Economic Development is still evolving appropriate metrics and systems of monitoring.  Sustainable Systems Network is launching a conversation on metrics and systems of monitoring.  The first step is to identify all of the metrics and systems of monitoring that are in place and being used now in relation to any of the Sustainable Economic Development best practices.  Once these have been identified, it will be possible to begin to identify gaps and what is needed and also to begin to make connections that can lead to the evolution of more comprehensive systems.