Supporting Economic Recovery with Neighborhood Data – How State and Local Government Can Partner for More Informed Policies
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, state governments have used data to respond to real-time needs for critical information. While state governments must react to immediate, shifting conditions on a daily basis, they’re left with little time to plan for economic recovery from the fallout. Leveraging Data for Economic Recovery: A Roadmap for States is a guide to rebuild the system to be better than it was before. The roadmap is initially focused on four main areas where data can be used in recovery efforts: workforce and education, health and benefits, neighborhood well-being, and budget reallocation. This session, moderated by Beeck Center Fellow Tyler Kleykamp and featuring Kathryn Darnall-Helms, Chief Data Officer, State of Oregon, and Beeck Center researcher Katya Abazajian, will cover specific use cases from the roadmap where more localized data can be leveraged to support an equitable recovery ensuring that resources and policies are directed to support neighborhoods that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Co-hosted with SmartCitiesWeek.