May 6, 2009 By Chad Vander Veen
The first five parts of our exclusive interview with ESRI President and founder Jack Dangermond.
Dangermond on Proposed FedStat App
ESRI President Jack Dangermond discusses how GIS can keep stimulus spending transparent.
ESRI President Jack Dangermond on how maps can follow the money.
Mapping out Smart Grids
ESRI President Jack Dangermond explains the role GIS is playing in modernizing the grid.
< Web-based Mapping
ESRI President Jack Dangermond weighs in on the impact Google and Microsoft have on professional GIS.
Moving ESRI to the Web
ESRI President Jack Dangermond on ESRI's move toward more Web-based mapping applications.
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.