Today, Mayor John Tecklenburg announced that Charleston has been selected as one of five new cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. Charleston will receive technical assistance from world-class experts to build capacity to address housing affordability and improve contract services.
Charleston’s selection, along with that of Arlington, TX; Fort Collins, CO; Memphis, TN; and Sioux Falls, SD, was announced today by What Works Cities.
“Across the country, cities of all shapes and sizes are making data the foundation of how they do business and drive greater results for their communities,” said What Works Cities Executive Director Simone Brody. “We’re thrilled to welcome these new cities to this growing movement.”