Tag: U.S. Census Bureau

Where New Businesses Are Starting Up

New Census data show the areas of the country where more businesses are being established.

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Meet the Journalist: Matt Black

Matt Black The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project by photographer Matt Black combining geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of American poverty. Black talks about his effort to explore and document contemporary poverty

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Interactive Scatterplots of Census Data Using ggvis

(This article was first published on AriLamstein.com » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Today I finished two projects that had been on my mind for a while: Try out ggvis, the interactive successor to ggplot2 Create interactive scatterplots of census data You

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Can Census data make for smarter startups?

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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The Trouble With Disappearing Summer Jobs

Summer jobs build character. (Fox) In my late teens, I developed skills that have served me invaluably as an employee and an economist. I had complete confidence that I could move just about anywhere, find a job, a place to

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How One Tool Enabled Two Entrepreneurs to Quit Their Day Jobs & Build Their Dream Business

The following is a market-sizing tool case study featuring Apitite, a cloud service for creating and managing APIs.   The Problem Tristan and Todd, both first-time entrepreneurs with technical backgrounds, were moonlighting on the weekends building Apitite, a cloud service

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The State Of Women-Owned Businesses In The U.S.

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) just released its most recent analysis of preliminary U.S. Census data. The snapshot it provides on the state of women-owned businesses shows definitive growth. In a teleconference, NWBC’s chairwoman Carla Harris outlined the highlights.

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Services Mean Success for Federal Challenges

Challenge.gov offers a number of services to help agencies create successful competitions. One challenge that recently wrapped up made use of the full range of these services to come up with some creative, useful apps that have nationwide implications. Presidential

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Disabled Accessibility & Civic Hacking

Accessibility, or disabled accessibility, appears to be a topic ripe for civic hacking, although I use the term ‘appears’ because thus far I’ve only glimpsed the tip of the accessibility iceberg. I’m writing this post as a result of two

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