Georgia Innovates Taskforce kicks off search for meaningful ideas
Led by Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, a group of business, technology and education leaders convened for the group's first meeting this week.
IT is key industry in Illinois Gov. Pritzker's five-year economic plan
Illinois' new economic development plan promotes IT as a crucial industry to spread statewide, especially in rural areas.
In Sacramento, civic technology guides progress
The city's chief innovation officer says civic tech undergirds a vast array of economic development and strategic initiatives in the state capital.
Underserved communities triaged in CivStart accelerator's first cohort
Ten startups will enter a 24-month program to develop solutions aimed at improving quality of life, public safety and public health for underserved communities.
New York City launches urban tech community program
"The Grid" is aimed at connecting players in New York's burgeoning urban-tech industry.
Oregon opens broadband office to connect rural residents
An executive order creates a statewide coordinating office to be staffed by four or five employees charged with ensuring everyone is online.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy revives science and technology commission, adds innovation to the name
The economic development body was created in 1985, but was defunded by Gov. Chris Christie in 2010.
Arkansas publishes map-ready image of entire state
A yearlong project to update aerial imagery is expected to aid first responders and economic development efforts.
DigitalTown's 'operating system for cities' aims to prop up local economies
A new platform for connecting consumers with local businesses will use blockchain tech to allow the public to buy and sell shares of a city's economy.