Louisville among first cities chosen for $42 million Bloomberg data initiative

Louisville has been chosen as one of the first cities to take part in a $42 million Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative designed to help enhance data usage.

Eight cities will receive expert support and “peer-to-peer learning opportunities” through the organization’s What Works Cities, according to a news release.

The program will help 100 mid-sized American cities improve their use of data to make government more effective, the release said.

The charitable Bloomberg Philanthropies was created by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The new program has generated widespread interest since launching in April, and 112 cities in 40 states applied within the first six weeks. Read More