- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced the first eight winners Wednesday in a competition that will provide 100 mid-sized U.S. cities with $42 million worth of expert help to make data more accessible and useful to citizens and officials. The first winners are:

-Chattanooga, Tennessee

-Jackson, Mississippi

- Kansas City, Missouri

- Louisville, Kentucky

- Mesa, Arizona

- New Orleans

- Seattle

-Tulsa, Oklahoma

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