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Roundtable on Open Data for Economic Growth
July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
On July 25, 2017, the Executive Office of the President Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will host a Roundtable on Open Data as a driver for economic growth. Here’s why we’re focusing on this opportunity—and how you can help us.
Open data is free, publicly available data that anyone can access and use without restrictions. U.S. Federal Open Data is a strategic national resource. American businesses depend on this government data to optimize their operations, improve their marketing, and develop new products and services. Federal Open Data also helps guide business investment, foster innovation, improve employment opportunities, and spur economic growth.
The value of Federal Open Data to the United States has been estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars. The U.S. Department of Commerce calculates that internet publishing, consulting and market research firms use this data to generate more than $200 billion in revenues each year. Other studies have found that U.S. weather, GPS, Census, and health data support billions more in revenue in other sectors.
For more details: https://www.data.gov/meta/roundtable-open-data-economic-growth/