published Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Netherlands site wins ‘smart city’ award in competition involving Chattanooga

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    An aerial view of AT&T field and Downtown Chattanooga looking East.
    Staff photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, today won the so-called smartest city award presented by a New York City think tank.

Chattanooga was one of seven cities worldwide in the running for the title given by the Intelligent Community Forum. Chattanooga’s hyper-fast Internet connectivity was a key factor in the city’s effort, according to officials.

The other cities were Chattanooga, Dublin, Ohio; Issy-les-Moulineaux, France; Riverside, Calif.; Stratford, Canada; and Windsor-Essex, Canada.

Read Saturday’s Times Free Press for full story.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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Salsa said...

Once they found out that Ron Littlefield was mayor, Chattanooga had no chance to win!

June 3, 2011 at 3:10 p.m.
Facts said...

Salsa beat me to the punch. It's obvious, & he's said it publicly, Ron Littlefield doesn't want Chattanooga's interests to be first. He wants his legacy to be the consolidation of government. He's not a leader & his legacy will really be what it looks like to be a little individual with power, surrounded by more little people with power.

June 3, 2011 at 3:28 p.m.
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