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2008 Digital Cities Winners Announced!

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

e.Republic's Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine released results of the eighth annual 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 IT 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)

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.

Following are the top 10 cities for each population category.

Congratulations, Digital Cities Top Ten!

Center for Digital Government's 2008 Digital Cities Survey winners:

250,000 or more population category:
1st City of Aurora, Colo.
2nd City of Virginia Beach, Va.
3rd City of Miami, Fla.
4th City of Tucson, Ariz.
5th City of Tampa, Fla.
6th City of Riverside, Calif.
7th City of Mesa, Ariz.
8th City of Corpus Christi, Texas
9th Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Tenn.
10th City of Honolulu, Hawaii (tie)
10th City of Houston, Texas (tie)

View the complete 2008 Digital Cities Survey results.