SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine have named the most advanced digital cities in America. The cities were chosen from the results of the ninth annual Digital Cities Survey, which examines how municipalities incorporate information technology into operations which better serve citizens engaging with local government.

"This year's winners demonstrate how cities have faced economic challenges with creativity and innovation in the use of information technology," said Cathilea Robinett, executive director for the Center for Digital Government. "The Survey clearly shows that cities place a high value on positive experiences for their constituents when using government services. These winners are at the leading edge of the future in digital advances for citizens."

The survey was open to all U.S. cities with a population of 30,000 or more and respondent cities were classified into four size-based categories.

The first-place winners in each of the four population categories are:

--  Corpus Christi, Texas (250,000 or more population)
--  Norfolk, Va. (125,000 - 249,999 population)
--  Santa Monica, Calif. (75,000 - 124,999 population)
--  Flower Mound, Texas (30,000 - 74,999 population)

View the full list of winners at: and

The 2009 Survey was underwritten by AT&T, CDW-G, Hyland Software, developers of OnBase, and Microsoft. All companies are proud partners of city governments across America.

Winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony in San Antonio, Texas on November 12th.

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, Inc., a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology in the public sector. See

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