November 4, 2009 By News Report
The Nevada State Health Division last month launched a new H1N1 flu vaccine locator tool on its Web site as well as on a special flu update site. County-by-county information will be accessible on these Web sites. "Due to the limited quantity of vaccine available, there hasn't been any public H1N1 flu clinics scheduled for people that are in the target groups," said State Health Officer Dr. Tracey Green. "We anticipate having enough vaccine to have larger vaccination clinics for H1N1 by November. Keep checking back at the flu locator link, as this Web site will be updated frequently."
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.