State and Local Governments Reap Benefits of Technology to Transform Cities

13 November 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

On Thursday at the National League of Cities “Congress of Cities” event in Seattle, Washington, Microsoft highlights ways state and local governments are on the leading edge of progress, emerging as the drivers of not only a national, but global economy. 

Ever challenged to deliver more services with less resources, state and local government agencies are utilizing technology to improve citizen safety and security, the life of the mobile government worker, and intelligent building and infrastructure systems.

To help these government agencies apply technology in support of their unique needs, our Microsoft CityNext initiative puts people first to enable governments, businesses and citizens to create more sustainable, prosperous and economically competitive cities.

Head over to the Official Microsoft Blog to get the full story.

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Michele Bedford Thistle
Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

About the Author

Michele Bedford Thistle | Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

Michele is focused on sharing stories from government customers creating real impact for citizens, employees, economies, and students. She joined the worldwide team from Microsoft Canada, where she was also marketing lead for several technology start-ups.