During a recent convening of the MAX Data Council, council members shared how their organizations have been adapting their operations given the pandemic and the tools and resources they’ve developed to help their constituencies better understand the pandemic’s impacts on our economy. Following are some examples.
The Atlanta Regional Commission publishes Monday Mapday and Friday Factday, ready data resources for understanding the impacts of COVID-19. In addition, ARC’s Weekly Travel Pattern Dashboard shows not only where people are going, but also which types of industry locations they are “visiting” either for shopping or for work.
Georgia Power has compiled relevant data from some of the most reliable sources to help track key indicators of COVID-19 and how it it is impacting communities across Georgia available through its Community Key Performance Indicators page.
Neighborhood Nexus is working with public agencies, nonprofit service providers, and the philanthropic community to provide data-informed analysis and guidance regarding how Georgia’s most vulnerable populations are impacted by the pandemic and economic trends. Neighborhood Nexus provides a COVID-19 Economic Impact Calculator for the Atlanta metro region.
The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government powers GeorgiaDATA, a resource for county-by-county data in Georgia, and has developed a COVID-19 Economic Data page to share recent data on sales tax distributions, unemployment insurance claims, and other indicators. offers a County Economic Impact Report and Budget Balancing Template in addition to other resources for navigating the fiscal impacts of the pandemic.
ABOUT THE MAX DATA COUNCIL
The MAX Data Council works to better inform local and state policy makers and practitioners by amalgamating various data sources into a more comprehensive picture of the region with the intention of leading to better outcomes for job seekers and employers; by creating a peer learning network to empower and enhance the skill sets of research/data staff within entities; and by identifying opportunities for the more efficient use of data (including purchased data) among providers.
The MAX Data Council is chaired by Mike Carnathan with the Atlanta Regional Commission. Click here to see all the organizations represented on the council.