Published January 31, 2014 | January 2014 issue
For the second year in a row, the Intelligent Community Forum has named Mitchell, S.D., one of its Smart21 Communities. The designation honors 21 cities, counties, or regions from around the world that are using innovative ideas and technology to improve local economic and social conditions. The 2014 Smart21 Communities list includes honorees from eight different countries on six continents. They range in size from Mitchell, with a population of approximately 15,000, to Rio de Janeiro, with a population of over 6.3 million. Mitchell is a repeat honoree for transforming its local economy through digital literacy, broadband connectedness, precision farming, and an expanding high-tech sector.
The Intelligent Community Forum is a nonprofit organization that studies and promotes best practices communities use to adapt to the demands and opportunities presented by information and communications technology. For more about its Smart21 Communities list, visit www.intelligentcommunity.org.