November 11, 2009

Msnbc.com and Onvia are partnering to open a window into the world of stimulus funding.  Consumers can go to stimulustracker.msnbc.com, a visually compelling and interactive destination, and search American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) spending data in real-time based on geography, state, county and city.  Consumers can also search based on the status of projects as allocated, advertised or awarded.  Powered by Onvia, the information is the most comprehensive, accurate and timely data on stimulus spending available. In addition to the interactive map, there is an analysis of ARRA spending progression and specific details for top projects by cost, geography and spending category.

“Msnbc.com's stimulus tracker lets consumers track billions of dollars of recovery act contracts with a visually rich map at the national, state and county level,” said Jim Ray, Studio development team manager at msnbc.com. “We'll continue to expand on our data to include the recently released data from the federal government as well as new layers of relevant data over the coming weeks and months until all of the recovery act money has been spent.”

The information in msnbc.com's stimulus tracker comes from Onvia and is updated monthly.  The data links back to Onvia's Recovery.org site for more detailed information about individual projects.

“This partnership with msnbc.com is an incredible opportunity to provide a meaningful context to our recovery project data,” says Mike Pickett, Onvia CEO.  “One goal of this partnership is to make stimulus spending information available to everyone, especially the businesses who will benefit from this growing market.”

Msnbc.com allows users to delve into how and where stimulus funds are being distributed and what projects are slated for their area. This is an incredible resource for businesses as the public sector continues to grow at an incredible rate. Onvia is able to track and present federal, state and local government projects in real-time and provide a clear overview of spending.

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