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2018 National Survey Ranks Cabarrus County 3rd For Most Digital County

Oct 04, 2018 10:55AM ● By Melanie Heisinger

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The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) recently released results from their 15th anniversary Digital Counties Survey, and Cabarrus County was included. Cabarrus ranked third nationally and first in North Carolina in the population category, 150,000-249,999.

In 2017, Cabarrus county ranked fifth on the list, sixth in 2016, seventh in 2015, second in 2014, and eighth in both 2012 and 2013.

“Innovative counties are utilizing technology and data to better inform and protect themselves and their citizens, to save taxpayer money and to provide a better citizen experience,” said Teri Takai, CDG executive director, in a Cabarrus County Government press release. “The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for all the efforts they are making to improve the lives of their residents and others.”

The survey takes into account the best technology practices within each US county. This includes not just the technology itself, but also the strategies being put into place to implement effective government services, encourage open data, foster collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and contribute to disaster response and recovery efforts.

During the past year, Cabarrus County’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department introduced several new initiatives that led to the achievement.

“Effective technology has proven to be a key tool for efficiency in many facets of county government,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase in the release. “We applaud this year’s Digital Counties Survey winners for showcasing the value of innovation and adaptation. Their embrace of cutting-edge approaches has benefited residents while ensuring good stewardship of taxpayer resources.”

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