SOURCE: e.Republic

e.Republic

November 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Top U.S. Digital Cities Awarded by the Center for Digital Government

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2010) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program today announced the top-ranked local governments in the 10th annual Digital Cities Survey. The survey recognizes municipalities that successfully incorporate information technology into operations to better serve constituents and businesses. Recognized cities have continued to realize operational objectives despite financial challenges, strategically investing to maximize dollars and effectively conduct the business of government.

"This year's winners continue to demonstrate the transformative power of information technology," said Digital Communities Director Todd Sander. "Economic conditions are bringing about a fundamental rethinking of local government structures and support strategies. It is clear from the results that digital technology is a critical factor in helping organizations not only maintain, but actually improve service delivery when faced with fewer employees and smaller budgets." 

The survey was open to all U.S. cities with a population of 30,000 or more.

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

  • City of Boston, Mass. (250,000 or more population)
  • City of Richmond, Va. (125,000 - 249,999 population)
  • City of Pueblo, Colo. (75,000 - 124,999 population)
  • Town of Castle Rock, Colo. (30,000 - 74,999 population)

View the full list of 2010 Digital Cities Survey winners: www.digitalcommunities.com/survey/cities.

The 2010 Digital Cities Survey was underwritten by AT&T; Cisco; EMC; Hyland Software, developers of OnBase; McAfee and Microsoft. All companies are proud partners of city governments across America.

Winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado on December 2nd. 

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 eRepublic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation.