Big Data Shows Positive Growth Along Livable Claiborne Corridor

Map depicting the extent of the Livable Claiborne Corridor in New Orleans

APA-LA member and UNO PLUS Associate Professor Dr. Michelle M. Thompson shares positive results of new economic growth along New Orleans' historic Claiborne Corridor from "big data" analysis by the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. The article by the Center’s data fellow, Dr. Michelle Thompson and the Center’s data scientist, Ed Lee, highlights initial findings from a Mastercard Datathon that brought together 60 of their data scientists to uncover how consumer spending insights, in combination with public data and local community knowledge, can help promote inclusive growth in New Orleans. These initial insights show a dramatic rise of consumer spending and store openings around New Orleans’s historic Livable Claiborne Corridor, a key focus of place-based development in the city. The insights have already begun to demonstrate the power of public and private participation geographic information systems (p3GIS) in New Orleans.

Read the full article including exciting results and animated data charts and maps on the website.