With almost eleven years of historical data and more than one currently active license for every five City residents, Business Licenses is one of the most popular datasets on the Chicago Open Data Portal and a key resource for understanding economic activity. …

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Thinking about starting a small business?  The Census Bureau has an app for that. The Bureau on Sept. 9 unveiled Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition — a web-based tool to help entrepreneurs and small business owners leverage local demographic …

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With the 2015 Open Data Awards just around the corner, we catch up with Open Corporates, a finalist for the Open Data Publisher Award.) The Open Data Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in open data across the world. Hundreds of …

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Congratulations to the team at Companies House for taking their new free information service into public beta today. Their Chief Executive Tim Moss has just published a blog post, saying: From today you can now access all digital data free …

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