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New Report: Track Covid-19's Impact on Workforce & Occupations

Our communities are hurting. The impacts of Covid-19 are far reaching and heavy hitting in plenty of ways, including our ability to work. While many of us carry privileges such as the ability to work.

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5 Reasons Your City Needs Realistic Peers

Peer cities can be a powerful framework for understanding progress in your community. Yet the process of identifying peers is complicated, because it involves underlying value judgments about what.

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Print to PDF: Sharing Your Data Stories With Clarity in Any Format

We talk a lot about the digital transformation at mySidewalk. After all, digital experiences are baked into our work and where our customers find value in communicating their data stories.

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COVID-19 Affects People Differently Based On Where They Are

I’ve been interviewing folks on the mySidewalk leadership team about how they’re viewing COVID-19 through a disaster recovery lens. I learned from our CEO, Stephen Hardy, that disaster recovery 101.

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Letter From Stephen: The Path Forward

Our job at mySidewalk is to empower changemakers. We believe that data, paired with passion, can change the world - and the need for that change is painfully clear. We are also humble about our place.

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5 Remote Work Takeaways for Local Government

"The business of government doesn't stop." The City Manager of Williamsburg, VA often shares this line with his team of dedicated public servants. It rings true for them, and during the last few.

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Disaster Recovery Means You Never Go Back to Normal

He walks into the office wearing a baseball cap and is laughing within 10 minutes. That’s how I think of Stephen Hardy, mySidewalk’s CEO. When I met him, I remember thinking how much his exuberance.

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How to Apply for Grant Funding During COVID-19

Your agency is likely hurting. No matter what kind of funding you have or have not received as part of the new COVID-19 stimulus and grants, it’s probably not enough. For many of you, you’re also.

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A Message for Those On the Front Lines: Navigating COVID-19 with Truth, Trust, and Heart

I have been working in Public Health, Healthcare and Policy for the last 15 years. I have seen outbreaks – and threats of outbreaks – come and go. I have seen it bring out the best and worst in.

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Can You Answer These 5 Questions About Your Community Health Data?

Most people don’t know this, but I was on College Jeopardy. To this day, I can’t hear the name “Gerald Ford” without remembering the moment where I picked the wrong President as the answer to final.

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City Performance: How to Get Your City Ready for Data Transformation

It’s no secret that just as advances in technology and data analytics have made the phones in our hands more powerful and useful, so too have these same advances powered “smart city” transformations.

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3 New Data Management Tools to Use in 2020

We know how impactful our customers’ work is. That’s why we work hard to keep our platform up-to-date with the latest data, features, and polishing to help you do what you do best. Whether you work.

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