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Metro Ideas Project is an urban policy startup producing practical research

Our mission is to tackle pressing problems facing midsize American cities using Chattanooga, Tennessee, as a living lab to pilot creative policy ideas, conduct sound research and provide practical recommendations.

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Pitfalls of the American Community Survey

August 29, 2016

Data methodology is like the nutritional information on a box of cereal. Everybody should take time to read and understand it, but most of the time we just look at the picture on the front of the box.

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