November 11, 2009 By News Report
A Southern California test will soon assess the ability of vertical-axis wind turbines to provide energy to cell phone towers. The turbines -- by Helix Wind Corp. -- will be installed by early 2010 and will also test the feasibility of selling power back to the grid.
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.