A Powerful Tool for Decision Makers to Access Current, Reliable Data Launched
MARCH 1, 2013
By Maggie McCullough, President, PolicyMap, The Reinvestment Fund
This is one in a series of The Weekly articles drawing on the resources and successes of NLC’s Corporate Partners.
Citi Community Development, an NLC Capstone Corporate Partner, together with PolicyMap, recently launched MyDistrictData.com, an interactive, web-based tool that provides on-demand reports based on economic, employment, financial, educational and housing conditions. This free tool has the ability to present a district snapshot intended to inform smart policy-making through accessible and reliable data.
Across the country, public policy decisions that impact communities are not always made with the benefit of accurate, targeted data, as this recent post by Bob Annibale, Global Director, Citi Microfinance and Community Development and Maggie McCullough, President, PolicyMap reflects. In reaction to the need for more precise data, MyDistrictData was created to help decision-makers, community groups, and the general public understand the similarities and disparities between districts. In turn, policymakers will be better equipped to make recommendations that will impact their constituents’ lives.
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