A digital winner.
Michigan ranks first in the nation in using information technology
for public services, according to a study by the Center for Digital
Government. Virginia, Ohio, Utah, Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota,
Kentucky, Wisconsin and Tennessee rounded out the top 10. The study
included more than 70 measurements and examined best practices, policies
and progress made by state governments in their use of digital
technologies to better serve their citizens and streamline operations.
"Whether it's making hunting and fishing licenses available
online, or making it easier for businesses to get the permits they need,
or providing an online talent bank for employers and job seekers to find
each other," says Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm,
"I'm proud of the many things we have done through technology
to improve service to our citizens."