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Winner for the sixth year in a row!

Digital Counties Survey 2011 Winner Image

America's Top Digital Counties Ranked for Exceptional Use of Technology

Placer County a Winner! 2006 - 2011

2011 Counties with 250,000-499,999 population

  • 1st Washoe County, Nev.
  • 2nd Dakota County, Minn.
  • 3rd Chesterfield County, Va.
  • 4th Douglas County, Colo.
  • 4th Washtenaw County, Mich.
  • 5th Dutchess County, N.Y.
  • 5th Horry County, S.C.
  • 6th Loudoun County, Va.
  • 7th Placer County, Calif.
  • 8th Clackamas County, Ore.
  • 9th Guilford County, N.C.
  • 9th Howard County, Md.
  • 9th Leon County, Fla.
  • 10th Hamilton County, Ind.

PRESS RELEASE - The Center for Digital Government

Survey Shows U.S. Counties Continue To Improve Services Despite Tough Economy

Sacramento, Calif., –Jul. 12, 2011 –Palm Beach County, Florida; Washoe County, Nevada; Pueblo County, Colorado; and County of Nevada, California are all first place winners in the 2011 Digital Counties Survey which recognizes leading examples of counties using information and communications technology. e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program, in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), identify best electronic practices among counties nationwide, regardless of size.

Digital Communities Director, Todd Sander, said, “Survey responses indicate counties are effectively economizing and finding innovative ways of using technology to meet the higher demand for services during this trying economic time. Counties are consolidating and sharing services to cut down on costs and leveraging technology like virtualization to capture critical savings. Congratulations to the winners!”

View full list of 2010 Digital Counties winners.

“The Digital Counties Survey identifies the very best examples of how counties are aligning technology to support strategic priorities and create crucial operational and administrative efficiencies,” said NACo Executive Director Larry E. Naake. “Especially important during these tough economic times, counties across the country are using innovative technologies to reduce county operations costs and enhance service delivery.”

This year’s survey was underwritten by Hyland Software, developers of OnBase; Insight Public Sector, Inc.; Juniper Networks; McAfee; Quest Software, Inc.; and Sprint.

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

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is a full-service organization that provides legislative, research, technical, and public affairs assistance to county governments. Created in 1935, NACo continues to ensure that the nation’s 3,068 counties are heard and understood in the White House and Congress.