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Data That Helps Keep Businesses Moving

  • Wed, October 07, 2020
  • 1:00 PM
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Data That Helps Keep Businesses Moving

During the pandemic, helping retain businesses has become a first priority for cities and regions. As businesses are being forced to change their models to meet new demands, understanding their market and who is impacted by Covid-19 has become more important than ever. mySidewalk, a company on a mission to democratize data, provides the most comprehensive understanding of communities in one simple search engine.

Join us on this presentation to show how mySidewalk is used by its partners to support local businesses,  help inform strategies, and keep them moving even during a pandemic.

About the speakers: 

 Brandon Gumm joined the mySidewalk team in 2017 from the Port of Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority where he worked as a commercial development associate. He spent his time assisting with the development and execution of commercial real estate plans for Hamilton County communities and managing the development of IT systems to track and report on Port and Landbank properties and programs. He was also responsible for leading all data analysis efforts. 

After several years helping build communities from the ground up both at the local and regional level, Brandon now works with government partners around the country designing tools that help track, analyze, and communicate their performance and impact. He works alongside all mySidewalk customers to make sure the work they are implementing is helping them make progress on their goals and producing measurable outcomes. Brandon holds two bachelor's degrees from Michigan State University's James Madison College in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy and Comparative Cultures & Politics. He also holds a Masters in Urban Sustainability & Resilience from Xavier University. He continues to work toward strengthening communities while celebrating their stories every day.


David joined mySidewalk team in mid-2019 from Brinshore Development where he worked as a real estate development associate working on the development of large-scale, multi-phase, mixed-income, and mixed-use communities. Prior to joining Brinshore Development, David worked at the City of Kansas City, Missouri as a Housing Planner. In that role, David was part of a team that allocated and tracked approximately $8 million in annual HUD entitlement funds. 

During his time at the City, David served on several important policy initiatives including Opportunity Zones designation, the renewal of Kansas City’s Housing Policy, implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan, the City’s Bike Master Plan, and the Central City Economic Development Board. 

David earned his Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Kansas. He completed a B.A. in Government and Political Science, and a B.S. in Global and International Studies, writing a thesis exploring the informal development of housing in favelas across Latin America.



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