California may be a leader when it comes to technology and local government, but our public agencies are not the only ones employing cutting-edge practices. Guest contributor Jason Hibbets discusses Raleigh, NC and its efforts to use open source technology to give citizens a voice and spur local development.
Can you revitalize a city and attract businesses using open source principles? David Diaz, president and CEO of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance thinks so. In fact, I got a chance to sit down with David to discuss how economic development organizations are interacting with their local and state government, citizens, businesses, and landlords.
Diaz and his organization apply the principles of transparency, participation, and sharing to their economic development programs.
In part one of our interview with David Diaz, we explore how open source is applied to economic development, how his organization works with local government, and the programs Downtown Raleigh Alliance has implemented.
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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc