June 25, 2008 By News Report
St. Clair County, Mich., has procured has purchased eight seats of GeoBlade Dispatch GIS software from Geographic Technologies Group Inc. (GTG). The application has the ability to perform historic call mapping, historic AVL mapping, and E-911 call mapping. The application is AVL enabled and Phase II compliant. "We are excited to work closely with St. Clair County to implement the new ArcGIS Server version of our cornerstone public safety product, GeoBlade Dispatch," said Curt Hinton, CEO of GTG. "St. Clair County is very progressive and understands that any good IT investment is only as good as it's GIS interface."
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.