November 11, 2009 By News Report
HP and 3Com Corp. today announced that they have entered into an agreement for HP to purchase 3Com for approximately $2.7 billion. The terms of the transaction have been approved by the HP and 3Com boards of directors, according to an HP release.
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.