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Virginia Named a Top State in 2014 State Technology Survey

Virginia is one of eight states to earn an A grade in the 2014 Digital States Survey, released by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, a government research and advisory institute. The evaluation survey of the digital technology practices of all 50 states assigned each state a grade based on quantifiable results in better serving citizens and streamlining operations.

“Building a new Virginia economy means building a modern and innovative government that supports growth at the speed of business. Virginia’s A ranking in the 2014 Digital States Survey is an accomplishment for the men and women of state government, and I am eager to continue our work using new technologies to earn an A+ for how this Commonwealth serves its residents, localities and businesses,” said Governor McAuliffe.

The survey evaluated states based on a set of criteria that included actions supporting state priorities and policies to improve operations or services, hard- and soft-dollar savings/benefits, progress since the last survey, innovative solutions, and effective collaboration. Those states receiving high marks demonstrated results across all criteria.

The states will be recognized at an awards ceremony on September 28th in Nashville. Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah also received A grades.

Click here to see the full list of state grades.

Click here to see the State of the Digital States infographic.