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The Startup Scout map uses datasets on broadband infrastructure, educational attainment, STEM degrees, patent activity, young companies, and other local assets to highlight Opportunity Zones with emerging tech sectors. The map is designed to help Opportunity Zone investors identify rural areas that are likely to produce promising tech startups.
This map's primary purpose is to help local leaders learn from peer communities. Use this map to answer questions like, what towns in my state resemble my own but are doing better at fighting poverty? What towns in the midwest are similarly rural but have deployed fiber broadband? What counties in my state resemble my own have won significantly more grant awards from HUD, USDA, or other agencies? In addition, community leaders can visualize the range of local assets in their town to identify gaps, communicate opportunities, and quickly and easily visualize the story of your town.
The following maps are in beta.
There are about a dozen definitions of “rural” used across federal agencies and national entities. This map helps local leaders decode those definitions, and determine their eligibility for rural programs and opportunities.
This map is empowers Venture Capitalists and Opportunity Zone Investors to find deals in rural Opportunity Zones by visualizing STEM degrees, patent activity, OZ investment scores, and more.
This map illustrates how we use sequential layers and masking to tell a story. This format can be applied to any number of topics and sectors. If you are a non-profit leader, journalist, or other rural stakeholders and have an idea for using mapping to tell a story, let us know.
A wide range of rural stakeholders will find this open-ended map useful to explore a range of economic drivers, demographic trends, and local assets across the country.
This tool visualizes the closure of rural hospitals by year, and is another example of how we can use mapping and geospatial tools to tell a story.