September 27, 2009 By News Report
The National Association of Counties webinar, Essentials of Recovery Act Reporting, originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17, will be held tomorrow, Sept. 29, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. Registration for the earlier date will transfer to the new date. For questions, contact Mike Belarmino at 202/661-8840.
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.