tlas helps Northern Kentucky drive collaboration around data to create prosperous and resilient communities

Now community members in three counties in Northern Kentucky along with organizations, businesses and researchers can access data across Kenton, Boone and Campbell County including 57 cities and towns, 42 ZIP codes, and 99 Census tracts using the new Northern Kentucky Community Data Dashboard.

“In 2021, we met with dozens of community and business leaders to align on the four initiatives of the Build + Elevate NKY investor campaign,” said Tri-ED CEO Lee Crume. “One idea that rose to the top of the list was a data dashboard that anyone in the community can access and use to inform decision-making. We’re excited to share the Atlas with the community and dig into key data points that we believe will impact the region’s prosperity over the next five years.”

The Northern Kentucky Atlas provides an innovative, easy-to-use platform that allows any stakeholder to access and use data to gain a deeper understanding of communities and collaborate regardless of their data science experience. It features over 200 indicators that can be visualized in maps, charts, graphs and tables for any location in the three-county region.

“Communities deserve better access to better data to maximize the impact they can have,” said Angie Grover, Chief Operating Officer at Metopio. “We’re proud to partner with Tri-ED to take an incredibly positive step towards improving the economic prosperity of the people in Northern Kentucky, and to set an example for other communities who would like to take a more data-driven approach to their work.”

To increase the ability of users to drive meaningful insights, Metopio’s technology enables community residents and stakeholders to review, explore and compare data over time.  Current data in the Northern Kentucky Atlas is a resource that can be used by stakeholders for program planning, investment strategies, and grant writing.

Josh Wice, Community Development Manager at Planning and Development Services of Kenton County said, “I’ve already used it and have passed it on to our team.  I know these are not easy things to design and implement, but the Atlas will be an incredible resource for decision-makers in our region to make pragmatic decisions and measure actual outcomes.”

Metopio provides data, analysis and visualization in a single, tested interface that removes risk and maximizes the work of any user regardless of their data science background to organizations, government and individuals across the country.

Visit the Northern Kentucky Community Data Dashboard here.