What is the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Your Neighborhood?
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have begun to reopen, and unemployment has dropped. When watching for signs of economic recovery, rely on data, such as the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan information now on PolicyMap, to track changes in your local economy.
Understanding and evaluating the impact of the PPP loan program is critical, and tracking PPP investments and business closure could identify gaps in the program’s initial reach. Learning what prevented some qualified small businesses from securing loans may make similar programs more equitable and successful in the future.
Dig Deeper: Affordable Housing Needs in Your Community
Together with The Housing Solutions Lab at The NYU Furman Center, we created the publicly available Housing Needs Assessment tool. The tool enables policymakers, practitioners and community leaders to build local housing strategies driven by relevant data and insights for communities across the United States. Use data to explore local housing needs and challenges, generate a housing needs assessment report and integrate data into a comprehensive housing strategy.
PolicyMap Partners with Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to Create Delaware Childcare Mapping Tool
We are excited to announce the release of the Delaware Child Care Mapping Tool which was developed in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia! This custom mapping and reporting application was created to equip policymakers, nonprofits, child care providers and local businesses throughout the State of Delaware with data to better understand the child care landscape in their communities.
We are hiring a Senior Account Analyst, Data Services! Learn more about this open position.
August 14th, 2021
Join PolicyMap at SLA 2021!
Data Development Lead, Eliza Wallace, PhD, will participate in the “Mapping the Pandemic: Scientific, Social and Economic Visualizations” panel at SLA 2021. Join her and fellow panelists to discuss the accelerated pace of data visualizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation will highlight the variety of mapping tools and resources that have been developed during COVID and what impact they have had on both literacies and visualization from scientific, socioeconomic, and social justice perspectives.
Register to attend the panel on Saturday, August 14th at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT, or view the content on your own time between August 3rd – Aug 31st.