The recent profusion of data tools has made it easier to make informed economic development decisions than ever before. Yet at the same time, this inundation of information resources can make it difficult to keep track of all the tools at our disposal. What’s an economic developer to do? At the 2016 Northeast Economic Development Association (NEDA) Conference in New Haven, our panel of data junkies led a discussion about what you need to know in order to navigate the complex market of data resources. Through highlighting a variety of free and/or cost-effective data tools that can facilitate economic development decision-making and leading an interactive discussion aimed at developing solutions for your specific data challenges, session attendees came away with an enhanced understanding of how to find and use better data to carry out the mission of their organizations.
Check out the slides from the session!