WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - For the 12th year in a row, Winston-Salem has made the cut for one of the top 10 digital cities of its size in America by the e.Republic Center for Digital Government.
The city tied with Chula Vista, California and Scottsdale, Arizona for sixth in the center's 2013 Digital Cities Survey of cities with a population of 125,000 to 249,000.
Each year, the study ranks the use of information technology by local governments.
In January, the city came out with its CityLink 311 mobile app. It allows users to speak with a customer service representative who answers questions, provides information, and dispatches a service request for work to be completed.
In 2013, the city also got a new website. It includes a faster way for people to find information and a layout that different types of computers can recognize.
Three other North Carolina cities were also ranked: Durham tied for third, Fayetteville tied for ninth, and Raleigh ranked 10th among cities with a population of 250,000 or more.
WFMY News 2, press release