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Learn about the government spending

Screen shot of the Recipient Project database at Recovery.gov

Screen shot of the Recipient Project database at Recovery.gov

You can learn a lot about how the federal stimulus money has been spent at Recovery.gov. The Recipient Projects database and interactive map lets you see where money was spent, the companies that received it, the types of projects they applied it to, and more.

Along with an interactive map, the data is illustrated with charts and links to more detailed information.

What I like about this interactive graphic:

  • It’s straightforward and easy to use.
  • It lets users choose among levels of detail.
  • It represents data in a variety of formats and does so in a visually appealing way.
  • It makes government spending seem transparent.


2 thoughts on “Learn about the government spending

  1. There is a lot of information available here! It’s nice to see for accountability purposes. I like how it links to fuller profiles. One thing with government portals like this, is that its often presented in a nice way, but its tough to get the raw numbers behind it.

    The Census website, I’ve found, is an exception. They have a great data portal to the original numbers, but the way you interact with it on their website is pretty awful. An interesting contrast between the two federal programs.


    Posted by willguldin | October 30, 2012, 3:47 pm
  2. I think tan interactive graphic is always excellent when it allows you to tailor-made your own data request to fulfill your graphical needs. Especially when we are always doing localized news for Missouri State.

    Posted by margaretnym | October 30, 2012, 6:21 pm

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