Multi-agency North Dakota team wins national award for Main Street Community Dashboard

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (Sept. 12, 2018) – The multi-agency team that developed North Dakota’s Main Street Community Dashboard has won a national Government Experience Award from the Center for Digital Government.

The team, comprised of representatives from the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Information Technology Department, North Dakota University System and private sector partner NEXUS Innovations, received a “Government-to-Government” Experience Award announced today by the Center for Digital Government.

The dashboard was developed as part of the Main Street Initiative, one of Gov. Doug Burgum’s five strategic initiatives for North Dakota. The Main Street Initiative is focused on three pillars of economic success: a skilled workforce; smart, efficient infrastructure; and healthy, vibrant communities to help North Dakota compete in an increasingly global economy.

The Community Dashboard was created to support busy community leaders – who sometimes are working on a voluntary basis – and their ability to grow healthy, vibrant communities.

“The Community Dashboard empowers local leaders to find solutions that capitalize on their strengths so they can create smart, fiscally sound communities to attract and retain a 21st century workforce,” Burgum said. “Congratulations to the cross-cutting team whose hard work and innovation made this tool available to help communities reach their fullest potential.”

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