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Jul 20, 2021
[Image: Visit Irving Texas] The City of Irving has won silver certification from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities— the national standard of well-managed cities recognizing the most effective use of data to inform policy and funding decisions. The honor comes in a year that’s tested the mettle of municipalities nationwide. Since 2018, 40 cities have achieved the certification. This year 16 new cities were recognized, including gold-winning Austin and silver-winning San Antonio. “During the pandemic, using data to inform decision-making was more important than ever for cities,” said Michael Bloomberg in a statement. “By putting data at the center of their COVID-19 response efforts, these cities saved lives and helped residents recover—and they now have a chance to come out of this crisis stronger, more resilient, and better prepared for the next one.” Elsewhere in the region, the City of Arlington was certified Silver in 2019, moving up to the Gold level in 2020. Get on the list. Dallas Innovates, every day. Sign up to keep your eye on what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth, every day. One quick signup, and you’re done. Former musician Corey Mellick dropped out of college to go on tour. But after meeting his now wife at a gig, he left the life on tour to become a consultant. Eventually, he realized he had the chops to start his own company—so he founded Amplifi, using his musical skills to make it a global data driven management consultancy that works with some of the largest brands in retail, manufacturing, and distribution.