June 15, 2004 By Miriam Jones
"Adding verification, using Bioscrypt's fingerprint technology, to the security in place at FWA adds a level of protection only biometrics can provide," said Tory Richardson, executive director for Fort Wayne International Airport. "With this technology in place, because individuals must match their live fingerprint with a previously recorded scan, we are confident that only people with proper certification are entering restricted areas."
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.