State data chiefs name their most impactful analytics projects

State chief data officers name the projects that they believe have had the most impact in their communities.

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(Scoop News Group)

States are constantly using data to measure, understand and influence outcomes in their communities — but these behind-the-scenes efforts often go uncelebrated.

Spurring economic development, reducing COVID-19 cases, improving transparency with the public and building the workforce are just a few of the ways state chief data officers said their work is creating better outcomes. In their own words, here are the data projects that matter most.