A data-driven look at Chicago's economy, built with open data.
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How's Business?

A look at the Chicago economy, based on open data.

Running locally

git clone https://github.com/open-city/hows-business.git
cd hows-business
open index.html


  • Bootstrap - HTML and CSS layouts
  • Highcharts - Javascript charting library
  • R - statistical analysis language (used for processing the seasonally adjusted trends)

Raw data

The data used for this project all come from open sources.

You can download all of our raw data, including the trends we're calculating in JSON format.

Errors / Bugs

If something is not behaving intuitively, it is a bug, and should be reported. Report it here.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Commit and send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright (c) 2014 Daniel Morton, Derek Eder, Forest Gregg and Matt Gee. Released under the MIT License.