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Posted on by Alissa DeJonge

CT Data Collaborative

In this episode, Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the CT Data Collaborative joins Alissa DeJonge, CERC’s Vice President of Research to share information about the organization’s mission, and news about their role as the Connecticut State Census Data Center. 

The CT Data Collaborative works to make public data available - and accessible - and to increase data literacy for residents, business owners, and elected officials.  Recently designated as the State Census Data Center by Governor Malloy, CT Data Collaborative is the liaison between the state and the Census Bureau, working to disseminate the data and help people use census data. 

Additionally, Michelle and Alissa discuss the recently released 5-year aggregate American Community Survey data and how communities can use this comprehensive data set to make better-informed decisions.