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City of Long Beach's Bizport

Why US cities should pitch a business portal to Bloomberg’s Mayors Challenge

by Gavin Atkinson • October 19, 2017

In my previous article I highlighted the Center for Digital Government’s Government Experience awards and said I’d look in more detail at the Government to Business award winners. Well today is the day! Two of the winners of this category – Los Angeles City and the City of Long Beach – were recipients of a […]


Five things Government to Business service providers should do

by Gavin Atkinson • September 21, 2017

A week ago the Center for Digital Government handed out their awards for Government Experience. Normally I’d focus an article like this on the winning state or deep dive into the main contenders of the Government to Business category (which I may still do!) But today I’d like to look instead at the third place […]


President Trump in Texas following Hurricane Harvey

From Harvey to Irma: how Trump can help business online

by Gavin Atkinson • September 11, 2017

Two weeks has passed since Hurricane Harvey hammered the Texas gulf coast. Since then Houston has flooded and as I write Florida is being smashed by Hurricane Irma. So what, if anything have Government to Business websites in the United States learnt since my first assessment of their digital performance? Time to reassess progress With […]


Hurricane Harvey approaching Texas

Government to Business report card on Hurricane Harvey: who got an F?

by Gavin Atkinson • August 28, 2017

In this article I dig deep into the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on the Gulf Coast. The flooding impact on Houston and surrounding areas has yet to receive formal disaster declaration at the time of writing. Due to the temporal nature of this event and how quickly things change on the internet I’ve included […]