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How's Business?

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


git clone
cd hows-business
gem install bundler

navigate to http://localhost:8080/


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) 2013 Daniel Morton, Derek Eder, Forest Gregg and Matt Gee. Released under the MIT License.

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