Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land has placed first among cities ranging in populations from 75,000-124,999 in the 2020 ranking of Digital Cities by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute on information technology.
This is the seventh consecutive year that the city has placed in the top 10 Digital Cities; in 2019, the city placed fourth.
Cities were evaluated on their responses to 100 detailed questions over 12 key subject areas, as well as their use of technology in response to COVID-19. The first place ranking reflects the Sugar Land’s ability to pivot quickly to remote operations, make use of data-driven decisions to react to the needs of citizens and deliver a new Enterprise Resource Planning system in the midst of a pandemic.
The top five also included Lynchburg, Virginia; Columbia, Missouri; Independence, Missouri; and Roanoke, Virginia. The complete list is posted at https://www.govtech.com/dc/digital-cities/Digital-Cities-Survey-2020-Winners-Announced.html.
“I’m proud of the work that Sugar Land has done to use technology to better serve our residents,” said City Manager Michael W. Goodrum. “Our continual improvement in ranking reflects the work we’ve put in to increase transparency and inclusion, and it’s an honor for that effort to be recognized.”
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center for Digital Government is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.