State of Colorado Puts Data in the Hands of Innovators
The state of Colorado offers a convenient statewide open data repository for the public to build applications, increase government transparency, and cut costs. The Colorado Information Marketplace has been used in app challenges to create innovative solutions for businesses and governments. The state's Office of Information Technology has partnered with executive branch agencies to maximize the use of public information to inform policy decisions, as well as business development. These valuable datasets are used to power Colorado’s app challenge Go Code Colorado. This is an opportunity for that state’s next generation coders to use public data to create actual solutions for Colorado communities.