Winning cities in Bloomberg Philanthropies' data contest

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Posted: Aug 05, 2015 12:09 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced the first eight winners Wednesday in a competition that will provide 100 mid-sized U.S. cities with $42 million worth of expert help to make data more accessible and useful to citizens and officials. The first winners are:

—Chattanooga, Tennessee

—Jackson, Mississippi

— Kansas City, Missouri

— Louisville, Kentucky

— Mesa, Arizona

— New Orleans

— Seattle

—Tulsa, Oklahoma