Big Data Analysis: Engine to Economic Development?


Wired.com contributing writer and CEO of Panjiva, Josh Green, discusses how "Big Data" can be utilized as an engine for economic development.

Since economic development has been often been accompanied and supported by organizations that provide data, Green asks the question, "What if data could come first?” Big Data can, and will, spur economic development in places least expected.


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