The City of Corpus Christi is ranked 5th in the country for outstanding performance in technology among U.S. cities with populations of more than 250,000. The competition judged cities based on improved transparency with open government initiatives and access to city services via mobile apps.

The Center for Digital Government recently handed out the 2013 Digital Cities Survey awards during the National League of Cities annual conference in Seattle, Washington. More than 1,200 municipalities participated in the survey which focuses on cities use of technology in operating efficiencies, realizing strategic objectives and innovative or creative solutions. Other top ranked cities include Boston, Irving, Texas, Avondale, Arizona and Palo Alto, California.

Michael Armstrong, Director of Information Services said, “Corpus Christi has participated in the survey since 2003 and each time has been ranked among the top 10 large cities in the country. The City of Corpus Christi has been ranked number one, three times and never outranked by a Texas City in our population category.”

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.