Newsletter: July 2023


Tracking Economic Rebound After COVID-19 with Vacancy Data

Despite office occupancy reaching its highest level since the pandemic’s onset in the first quarter of this year, reports of empty office buildings and closed store fronts continue to circulate in newsfeeds.

Dig deeper with PolicyMap’s Business Vacancy data for a more nuanced understanding of the post-COVID-19 economic recovery.

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Meet Pam!

Meet Pam, your go-to resource for navigating PolicyMap with ease! Her mission is to make geographic data accessible and easily understandable. Pam is ready with answers to any and every question you have!

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Creating a Fair Admissions Process in a Post Affirmative Action World

The Supreme Court of the United State’s decision on affirmative action earlier this summer has significantly impacted admissions processes. Learn how PolicyMap can help schools navigate the persistent challenges of achieving equality and equity.

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Apple Tree Dental

Apple Tree Dental, a healthcare nonprofit dedicated to oral health equity, is on a mission to remove barriers to dental care and transform the healthcare policy. PolicyMap makes it possible for their team to better identify disparities and present necessary data for legislative change.

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Marquette University

Eric Kowalik, a specialist in Digital Technology and Design, explains why Raynor Memorial Libraries advocate the use of PolicyMap to integrate spatial and data literacy into various courses across the curriculum.

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Updated Data

Data from the US Dept. of Agriculture on Farmers’ Markets has been updated in PolicyMap. This data includes all listed Farmers’ Markets locations, and the number of Farmers’ Markets per 100k population.

Data from HUD on the locations of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects has been updated in PolicyMap. This update includes projects with allocation years through 2021.

New data from Candid on the locations of nonprofit organizations has been added to PolicyMap. This point level data is available to subscribers only under Quality of Life > Quality of Life Locations > Institutions.

The University of South Carolina’s Hazards Vulnerability Research Institute’s Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities (BRIC) has been updated to the latest release for 2020.

We are committed to our promise of curated, cleaned, standardized, and always updated data. We’re posting real-time updates on our website and Twitter.

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PolicyMap’s Back to School Webinar
August 8th & 10th, 2023

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