Fayetteville ranked among top digital cities in the U.S.

The Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program has placed Fayetteville inside the top ten digital cities with populations between 30,000 and 75,000 people.

The center is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.

Each year, the center honors cities who show great strides in enabling shared services, communications and government transparency.

The 2011 survey focused on results achieved by cities, through the use of technology, in operating efficiencies and realizing strategic objectives despite current fiscal constraints.

Fayetteville received a No. 7 ranking and was the only Arkansas city ranked in any of the population categories.

Winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony during the National League of Cities annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona on November 11.

2011 Digital Cities Winners (30,000 – 74,999 pop.)

1. Eden Prairie, Minn.
2. Carson City Consolidated Municipality, Nev.
3. North Port, Fla.
4. Danville, Va.
5. Jupiter, Fla.
6. Village of Schaumburg, Ill.
7. Fayetteville, Ark.
8. Manchester, Conn.
9. New Berlin, Wis.
10. Flower Mound, Texas

» See the full list of winners in each population category