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Louisville ranked one of nation’s top digital cities

Metro places third in annual Digital Cities Survey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2014) — Louisville is one of the top cities in the country for using technology to connect with citizens. Louisville placed third in the annual Digital Cities Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government (The Center), trailing only Los Angeles, which finished first, and Kansas City and Seattle, which tied for second in the category for cities with populations of 250,000 or more.

louiestatThis is the fourth year in a row Louisville has been named a top digital city.

“The goal for all of our departments is to be ‘world class,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “This latest ranking is a direct result of our technology team continuing to set the bar high to increase efficiency and provide better services and information to our citizens.”
In its 14th year, the annual survey is a part of the Digital Communities Program. Open to all U.S. cities, this year’s survey questions targeted which initiatives cities were most proud of in the areas of citizen engagement, policy, operations and technology and data.

Some of the city’s newest technology accomplishments The Center cited in ranking Louisville in the top three, included:

  • Nineteen city departments participate in the LouieStat performance-tracking initiative, which uses data analytics to spot weaknesses, allocate resources and evaluate effectiveness of city programs.
  • Performance against the Mayor’s six strategic objectives is tracked publicly on an online Strategic Plan dashboard. The site also collects citizen input on which goals are most important.
  • The open data policy and new online tools let users search for vacant properties and check for environmental hazards.