August 29, 2012 By News Report
The Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities program have launched the twelfth annual Digital Cities Survey!
In 2012, the survey focuses on outcomes -- the results achieved through the use of technology. What was good practice is still a matter of survival in the wake of the fiscal crisis. Survey questions have been streamlined and condensed, incorporating the use of matrices and check-off lists.
The survey is open to all U.S. cities and consolidated city and county governments with populations of 30,000 or more.
Submissions are due Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
The Center’s awards are based on four population classifications. Top-ten ranked cities will be honored at an awards reception held during the National League of Cities annual convention on Nov. 30 in Boston. Additionally, winners will be featured on govtech.com, in Digital Communities articles and the Center’s best practices and thought leadership publications.
The Center thanks survey underwriters AT&T; McAfee, ShoreTel, and Sprint for their support of cities across the nation.
If you have any questions or if the city responded last year and a copy of the response is needed, please contact Janet Grenslitt, Surveys and Awards Director, email@example.com.
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.