Louisville ranks among top 10 digital governments

November 11, 2016

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro has been ranked a top digital city, placing in the top 10 in the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Cities Survey.  

The survey takes a broad look at how cities are approaching open data, transparency, innovation, citizen services and engagement, and much more.

“Our city prides itself on its innovative and entrepreneurial culture, and this recognition as a top 10 digital city is welcome affirmation that we’re on the right track,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “We’re working to move more and more services online and to meet citizens and businesses where they are.”

In recent months, the city has hired its first data officer, launched a new open data portal, and announced plans for a Gigabit Experience Center. 

“This year’s top digital cities are using technology to ensure citizens can meaningfully interact with city government more easily than in any other time in history,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “From open data portals to enhanced connectivity and mobile platforms, this year’s top-ranked cities are actively promoting transparency, encouraging citizen participation and making it easier for people to do business with government. Congratulations to the winners!” 

This year the survey honors cities in five population classifications. Louisville placed 9th in the 500,000 or more classification:

500,000 or more population category:

1st City of Los Angeles, CA

2nd City of Philadelphia, PA

3rd City of Phoenix, AZ

4th City of Charlotte, NC

4th City of Seattle, WA

5th City of Austin, TX

6th City of Albuquerque, NM

7th City and County of Denver, CO

8th City and County of San Francisco, CA

9th City of Louisville, KY

10th City of El Paso, TX 

Learn more about the awards on the Digital Communities website, part of e.Republic and get highlights from the winning cities.

About Center for Digital Government 

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.

The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.