Chattanooga among winners in open-data contest - | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Chattanooga among winners in open-data contest

Posted: Updated:

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Eight cities from Jackson, Mississippi, to Seattle are the first winners in a $42 million, 100-city data-use contest sponsored by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is announcing the first winners Wednesday in its "What Works Cities" initiative. They also include:

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mesa, Arizona
  • New Orleans
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma

They'll get expert help to make data publicly accessible, incorporate it better into decision-making and evaluate programs.

"What Works Cities" was announced in April. It's open to U.S. cities of 100,000 to 1 million people.

More winners will be chosen through 2017.

It's the latest in a series of Bloomberg Philanthropies competitions promoting innovation in city government.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly