SOURCE: e.Republic, Inc.

November 13, 2008 06:00 ET

Top-Ranking U.S. Digital Cities Named for 2008

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine released results of the eighth annual Digital Cities Survey which examines how cities use technology to create a seamless environment between local government and constituents.

"This year's winners reflect that even with budgetary challenges, cities are placing a high value on citizen engagement and improved services," said Cathilea Robinett, executive director for the Center for Digital Government. "Cities are incorporating newer technologies such as Webcasting, podcasts and blogs while continuing to use information technology to enhance delivery options for citizens and businesses."

The survey is open to all U.S. cities with a population of 30,000 or more and respondent cities are classified into four size-based categories.

The first-place winners in each of the four population categories are:

--  Aurora, Colo. (250,000 or more population)
--  Lincoln, Neb. (125,000 - 249,999 population)
--  Roanoke, Va. (75,000 - 124,999 population)
--  Lynchburg, Va. (30,000 - 74,999 population)
    

View the full list of winners at: www.centerdigitalgov.com.

This year's survey was underwritten by Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, BlackBerry, and Hyland Software, developers of OnBase. All companies are proud partners of city governments across America.

Winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. this evening.

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, Inc., a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology in the public sector. See www.erepublic.com.

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