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Inside America's Most Digital Counties of 2018 (Infographic)

This year's winners are being recognized for their commitment to collaboration, automation and creating a culture of innovation.

While cities and states often take center stage for innovative uses of technology, counties also play an important role in driving forward government for both public-sector agencies and citizens. Each year, the Center for Digital Government’s* Digital Counties Survey considers the state of technology use across county governments nationwide. Submissions from counties in five population categories are vetted and judged, and winners are selected and highlighted for the ways in which they're using tech to better serve constitutents and improve quality of life in their regions.

This year, 63 counties were honored for their innovative system deployments, citizen-focused initiatives and tech-enabled efficiencies. Here we offer some high-level data points that benchmark the state of technology in America’s counties, and give rising jurisdictions practices to emulate.

For more details, check out our full story and five interactive maps showcasing each of the winners and their accomplishments.


Lauren Kinkade is the managing editor for Government Technology magazine. She has a degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and more than 15 years’ experience in book and magazine publishing.