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 is passionate about innovation and a standards-based approach that stimulates thriving global ecosystems. Solutions powered by the Chordant platform address the fundamental challenges in Smart City deployments. Like a perfect chord of musical notes, the Chordant platform brings harmony to diverse devices, data and services. We have created one of the largest Smart City deployments integrating hundreds of transport data sources into a transport data marketplace. Our Smart City solutions have also been recognized by leading analyst firms and organizations.


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