Join us June 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST
Billions of dollars are flowing into state capitols, city halls and county executive offices. The historic infusion of cash to state and local governments represents a unique opportunity for innovation in infrastructure, technology, economic development and more. But how exactly will states, cities and counties use the money? What are they investing in long-term? And how are they tracking the effectiveness of new goods, programs and services for residents?
Prior to the pandemic, state and local governments struggled to modernize their systems and create digital government services. Plans to invest in new technology fell to the wayside as high costs meant the investments were cut from yearly budgets.
Now, federal funding from ARPA is allowing communities across the country to invest in technological advancements that can bring local governments into the 21st century, making them more accessible and efficient. Whether adding online access to services, improving the quality of remote meetings or enhancing cybersecurity, local governments are facing a unique opportunity to change the way they interact with their constituents. Join Route Fifty for episode three in our Follow the Money series as we discuss these opportunities with state and local leaders.