City Benchmarking Data

As cities rise in importance as economic entities the need to understand cities comparative performance increases.

The most comprehensive city data set available, covering the broadest range of 31 innovation segments, 2thinknow City Benchmarking Data is available in a number of product formats for worldwide electronic delivery.

Data is available for any global city, in 2 types:

  • Single City Data-set [SCD] for a comprehensive view of your city.
  • Comparative City Data-set [CCD] is a view of selected cities on selected indicators.

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Key Features

Shipping as spreadsheet

Microsoft Excel format XP/2003/2007. The files should also be readable in 97/2000, if not you can request a special version, at no charge.

Segments & indicators

The breadth of indicators – covering arts, music, sports, medicine, industry among 31 segments. We measure the difficult to measure aspects of innovation, so we measure opportunities by segment.  CBD gives a clear picture of the strengths of a city – which represent, when used with appropriate planning, opportunities for innovation.

City Analysis

Not all cities are the same, nor should they be. some cities are manufacturing cities, some are sports cities, some arts and culture capitals. All cities could benefit from broadening their economic and social opportunities, within the focus of their strengths.

Complete view

2thinknow City Benchmarking Data is the only product offering with such a complete view of innovation that is compiled by analysts, consistently and with the consistency across cities.

Detailed comparative city data

Each indicator has scoring guidelines, that are continually reviewed against the current out-performing and under-performing cities on that indicator.


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