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Tampa a Winner in the 2005 Digital Cities Survey

December 5, 2005
Center for Digital Government

2005 Best of the Web logoThe Center for Digital Government announced the results of its fifth annual Digital Cities Survey – the nation’s most powerful benchmarking tool for city governments; and the City of Tampa was selected as the one of the top local governments. The Digital Cities Survey examined and assessed how city governments are utilizing information technology to operate and deliver quality service to their customers and citizens.

Mayors, chief information officers and city managers at over 300 of the nation's cities were invited to participate. Officials responded to a set of 22 questions. The survey grouped cities into four categories based on population: 250,000 or greater, 125,000-249,999, 75,000-124,999, and 30,000-74,999. Survey questions focused on implementation and adoption of online service delivery; planning and governance; and the infrastructure and architecture that make the transformation to digital government possible.

Winners with 250,000 or more population:

  • 1st Place: City of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 2nd Place: City of Tampa, Fla. 
  • 3rd Place: City of Los Angeles, Calif. 
  • 4th Place: City of Aurora, Colo. (tie) 
  • 4th Place: City of Tucson, Ariz. (tie) 
  • 5th Place: City of Chicago, Ill. 
  • 6th Place: City of Saint Paul, Minn. 
  • 7th Place: City of Wichita, Kan. 
  • 8th Place: City of Nashville, Tenn. 
  • 9th Place: City of Colorado Springs, Colo. (tie) 
  • 9th Place: City of Virginia Beach, Va. (tie) 
  • 10th Place: City of Mesa, Ariz. 

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 business division of e.Republic, Inc., a publishing, media and research firm based in Folsom, CA.

View the complete 2005 Digital Cities Survey results.