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How States Can Succeed in the Data Economy

by Daniel Castro

The knowledge economy is here, and in it, data is king. Technological advancements such as faster computing and better communication networks have made the collection, storage and analysis of data easier, faster and cheaper. Across governments, the private sector and civil society, the benefits of using data are fast outpacing the costs, and those who choose to invest time, effort and resources in leveraging data to boost productivity are already seeing results. To determine which states are getting it right, the Center for Data Innovation recently published a report in which we compared 50 states using 25 indicators across three categories. States at the top of the rankings — Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, California and Delaware — all had taken proactive steps to promote data innovation. Here’s how others can catch up.

Read the full article in StateTech Magazine

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