Forward Analytics is a Wisconsin-based research organization that provides state and local policymakers with nonpartisan analysis of issues affecting the state. The mission of Forward Analytics is to use the best data available to highlight challenges facing the state, and to assist policymakers in understanding that data so they can make informed policy decisions.

Forward Analytics is led by Dale Knapp, who brings more than two decades of research experience in economics and public policy. Prior to helping create Forward Analytics, Mr. Knapp spent 18 years with the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, with the last 15 as Research Director. Forward Analytics was created in 2018 and is a division of the Wisconsin Counties Association.