Michigan, Ohio lead Midwest in new ‘Digital States Survey’

Michigan, Ohio lead nation in new ‘Digital States Survey’

by Tim Anderson ~ October 2016 ~ Stateline Midwest »
Michigan and Ohio have been recognized as national leaders in how they employ technology to improve state government operations and services. Released in September, the biennial “Digital States Survey 2016” graded all 50 states on criteria that ranged from cost savings to improved service delivery.

Only five U.S. states received “A” grades. Ohio earned the distinction for its work in diverting spending on information technology away from government operations and toward services and applications for citizens and businesses. Michigan, meanwhile, offers hundreds of “e-services” and a mobile application (MiPage) that allows individuals to do business with the state anytime and anywhere. It also is considered a national innovator in cybersecurity and cloud-based information systems. Here are the grades for each of the 11 Midwestern states:

  • Michigan and Ohio: A
  • Indiana, North Dakota and Wisconsin: A-
  • Illinois and Minnesota: B+
  • Iowa and Nebraska: B
  • South Dakota: B-
  • Kansas: C-
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