September 3, 2013 By Janet Grenslitt
The Center for Digital Government Presents the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards to U.S. Government Websites and Applications
SACRAMENTO, CA – September 3, 2013 - e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.
In its 18th year, the annual Best of the Web (BOW) awards recognize city, county and state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance. This year’s first-place BOW winners are Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Alameda County, Calif.
The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA), which highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications, presented 57 awards in 10 categories this year.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.