New Online Resource Provides Data for Northeast Ohio

(Cleveland, OH) A unique partnership between three leading institutions has released a new tool that provides data on conditions in Northeast Ohio.

The Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative, formed in early 2012, today announced the availability of NEO CANDO 2010+. This interactive online data portal provides information about demographic, socioeconomic, and other data that help define and promote understanding of the human landscape of Northeast Ohio. Access NEO CANDO 2010+ at http://neocando.case.edu/index.shtml.

Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, explained, "The development of the original NEO CANDO put our region ahead of other parts of the country. This update includes the latest data, has new features, and operates faster, keeping Northeast Ohio at the forefront."

Features of NEO CANDO 2010+
•Free and publicly accessible resource
•Easily downloadable demographic and socioeconomic data
•On-demand mapping based on a Google Maps platform
•Revised geographies that reflect changes since the 2000 Census
•Data from the 2010 Census for the entire 17-county Northeast Ohio region including by county, municipality, and some neighborhoods
•Customizable reports allowing user to select certain indicators or geographies
•Ability for future expansion to more data sources, such as birth and death records, property information, and health indicators

"In an environment of limited resources, having reliable, timely data on which to base decisions is more important than ever," said Emily Campbell, Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research at The Center for Community Solutions and coordinator of the Data Collaborative. "We expect NEO CANDO 2010+ will be used by researchers, public officials, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders who seek to understand conditions in Northeast Ohio."

"We were pleased to partner with the other institutions to help make NEO CANDO 2010+ a reality. This update was only possible because we worked together, and thanks to the generous support from several public and private funders," said Mark Salling at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.

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About the Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative: The Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative is a unique partnership of the region's major institutions that provide data and analysis on quality of life in the region. Joining The Center Community Solutions in the Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative are the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs of Cleveland State University and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University. For more information, visit http://www.communitysolutions.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=136

For more information about the Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative partners visit:
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences: http://msass.case.edu
Levin College of Urban Affairs: http://urban.csuohio.edu
The Center for Community Solutions: www.CommunitySolutions.com

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