Smart Money: How Smart Cities Could Drive More Than $20 Trillion in Economic Benefits by 2026

Smart cities offer a wide range of benefits, from costs savings to livability, safety and security, resilience, and sustainability. However, the positive impact on economic development is another critical benefit, one which is not often mentioned and not well understood. However, economic development should be treated as an “uber” benefit, indirectly linked to factors conducive to attract and maintain economic activity within cities. A recent report from ABI Research indicates the positive impact of smart city technologies on economic development could see cities locking in incremental growth of over 5% and driving more than $20 trillion in additional economic benefits by 2026.

This 60-minute webinar, hosted by RCR Wireless, brings together a panel of industry experts (from ABI Research, US Ignite, Chordant, and City of Atlanta) to discuss these findings and further explore the role of smart cities for economic development. Specific topic areas include:

  • Technological drivers for economic growth and smart urban economy;
  • Economic indicators and effects of smart city IoT investments on GDP;
  • Implementation guidelines and operationalization checklists for city governments;
  • And more!
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Chordant provides data sharing solutions that enable our customers to realize value from data. Our solutions power data-driven applications for Cities & Regions, Connected & Autonomous Mobility and Complex Infrastructure & Facilities. Chordant has been recognized by numerous analyst firms and organizations for its industry-leading solutions.


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