September 18, 2012 By Sarah Rich
Websites are constantly evolving, and government sites are no exception -- especially as consitutients increasingly browse them using smartphones and tablets. At this year's Best of the Web event, held at San Francisco's Stanford Court Renaissance hotel, we asked the top winners how they see public-sector websites changing in 2013.
Also at the event, we asked winners what features are absolutely essential for any government website — check out their answers.
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.