For the ninth year in a row, Winston-Salem has made the top ten rankings of local governments that successfully incorporate information technology into operations to better serve constituents and businesses. Winston-Salem ranked 5th in 2010, behind Richmond,VA, Salt Lake City, UT, Norfolk, VA, and Irving, TX.
"This year's winners continue to demonstrate the transformative power of information technology," said Digital Communities Director Todd Sander. "Economic conditions are bringing about a fundamental rethinking of local government structures and support strategies. It is clear from the results that digital technology is a critical factor in helping organizations not only maintain, but actually improve service delivery when faced with fewer employees and smaller budgets