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Esri Ranked Among Most Innovative Data Science Companies

Leading business magazine Fast Company rated Esri among the top 10 most innovative companies in data science for 2017. "We are pleased to recognize Esri for its commitment to using its software to help address everything from natural disasters to income inequality," said Robert Safian, editor and managing director of Fast Company. The annual list honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and influential innovation.

Long Beach Launches Comprehensive Data Hub

The City of Long Beach, California, is opening its geospatial data to the public via DataLB, a comprehensive data hub Esri developed to connect people with the information and tools they need to make data-driven decisions. Cast in the mold of Esri's hub model, DataLB unveils city data that was previously only accessible to internal staff. "DataLB will make huge amounts of city data accessible to the public, staff, and anyone who is interested in learning about or improving our community," said Long Beach mayor Robert Garcia, who is committed to making Long Beach a smart community. Learn more about DataLB.