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The Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Magazine Name Top Digital Cities in America

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine have named the most advanced digital cities in America. The cities were chosen from the results of the ninth annual Digital Cities Survey, which examines how municipalities incorporate information technology into operations which better serve citizens engaging with local government.

"This year's winners demonstrate how cities have faced economic challenges with creativity and innovation in the use of information technology," said Cathilea Robinett, executive director for the Center for Digital Government. "The Survey clearly shows that cities place a high value on positive experiences for their constituents when using government services. These winners are at the leading edge of the future in digital advances for citizens."

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

The first-place winners in each of the four population categories are:
Corpus Christi, Texas (250,000 or more population)
Norfolk, Va. (125,000 -249,999 population)
Santa Monica, Calif. (75,000 - 124,999 population)
Flower Mound, Texas (30,000 - 74,999 population)

View the full list of winners at: www.centerdigitalgov.com and http://www.govtech.com/dc/.

The 2009 Survey was underwritten by AT&T, CDW-G, Hyland Software, developers of OnBase, and Microsoft. All companies are proud partners of city governments across America.

Winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony in San Antonio, Texas on November 12th.

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.
Following are the top ten-ranking cities for each population category.

Congratulations, Digital Cities Survey Top Ten winners!

250,000 or more population category:

1st City of Corpus Christi, Texas
2nd City of Miami, Fla.
2nd City of Tampa, Fla.
3rd City of Aurora, Colo.
3rd City of Louisville, Ky.
4th City of Tucson, Ariz.
5th City of Riverside, Calif.
6th City of Mesa, Ariz.
6th City of Virginia Beach, Va.
7th City of Chandler, Ariz.
7th City of Kansas City, Mo.
8th City of Honolulu, Hawaii
9th New York City, N.Y.
9th City of Plano, Texas
10th City of Houston, Texas
10th City of San Antonio, Texas
10th Washington, D. C.