In Detroit, data transparency is key. Since declaring bankruptcy in 2013 the city has turned to technology to improve communication and boost morale among its communities. A new open data portal shares information—around policy, public safety, and transportation—in an attempt to increase civic engagement.
Red tape has been holding Florida entrepreneurs back. A new initiative in Gainesville streamlines the process of starting a new business. By eliminating pain points for first time business owners, the city hopes to encourage creativity and competitiveness.