GovLaunch: 2011 Digital Cities Announced

Government Technology has announced the 2011 rankings from the 2011 Digital Cities Survey. The city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii, Olathe, Kan., Roseville, Calif. and Eden Prairie, Minn. were identified as the top cities. The survey has been conducted for the past 11 years and ranks municipalities that best show how technology enchances public service and outreach. Government Technology reports that the survey is conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology.

The top 10 cities are selected in four different population categories and judged on the criteria of enterprise applicability or impact across multiple program areas, measurable progress from the prior year, hard dollar savings or soft dollar benefits as a result of technology use, innovation and a demonstration of effective collaboration.

Survey entries are judged by senior fellows and executives from the Center for Digital Government. The cities chosen in each category were picked from hundreds of municipalities taking part in the survey, according to the Center. The survey was underwritten by AT&T; CDW-G; Hyland Software and Symantec.

Government Technology does a great job breaking down each of the top ranked digital cities. Be sure to take a look at the article here. I’ve also listed the complete rankings below.

The Top-10 Digital Cities Rankings (by population)

250,000 or more:

• 1st — City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii
• 2nd — Seattle, Wash.
• 3rd — Metropolitan Gov’t of Nashville & Davidson County, Tenn.
• 4th — Aurora, Colo.
• 4th — Chicago, Ill.
• 5th — Corpus Christi, Texas
• 6th — El Paso City and County, Texas
• 7th — Riverside, Calif.
• 8th — Boston, Mass.
• 9th — Baltimore, Md.
• 9th — Long Beach, Calif.
• 9th — Virginia Beach, Va.
• 10th — Fort Worth, Texas
• 10th — Louisville Metro Government, Ky.
• 10th — San Antonio, Texas

125,000 – 249,999:

• 1st — Olathe, Kan.
• 2nd — Winston-Salem, N.C.
• 2nd — Salt Lake City, Utah
• 3rd — Alexandria, Va.
• 3rd — Hollywood, Fla.
• 4th — Irving, Texas
• 5th — Augusta, Ga.
• 6th — Hampton, Va.
• 7th — Chesapeake, Va.
• 8th — Chula Vista, Calif.
• 9th — Madison, Wis.
• 10th — Modesto, Calif.

75,000 – 124,999:

• 1st — Roseville, Calif.
• 2nd — Lynchburg, Va.
• 3rd — Pueblo, Colo.
• 4th — Arvada, Colo.
• 5th — Ann Arbor, Mich.
• 5th — Simi Valley, Calif.
• 6th — Thornton, Colo.
• 7th — Avondale, Ariz.
• 8th — Roanoke, Va.
• 8th — Westminster, Colo.
• 9th — West Palm Beach, Fla.
• 10th — High Point, N.C.
• 10th — Independence, Mo.
• 10th — Santa Monica, Calif.

30,000 – 74,999:

• 1st — Eden Prairie, Minn.
• 2nd — Carson City Consolidated Municipality, Nev.
• 3rd — North Port, Fla.
• 4th — Danville, Va.
• 5th — Jupiter, Fla.
• 6th — Schaumburg, Ill.
• 7th — Fayetteville, Ark.
• 8th — Town of Manchester, Conn.
• 9th — New Berlin, Wis.
• 10th — Flower Mound, Texas

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Profile Photo Jeff Ribeira

This is a really interesting list! Some surprises for sure, but overall pretty believable. Definitely interests me to find out more of what some of these smaller towns are up to.

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