Columbus Makes International List Of Top 7 Intelligent Communities


UPDATED: Thursday January 24, 2013 1:32 PM

Columbus is the only U.S. city to make it on the list of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year.

According to city officials, the Intelligent Communities Forum announced on Wednesday its annual list.

The seven cities on the list include three from North America, two from Taiwan and two from Europe.

The following cities made the list: Columbus, Ohio; Oulu, Finland; Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Taichung City, Taiwan; Tallinn, Estonia; Taoyuan County, Taiwan; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

City officials said that this year’s nomination focused on workforce development efforts. Programs from Columbus State Community College, Battelle’s STEM education and workforce development networks, Metro High School, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the newly launched Per Scholas were a few of the programs included in the city’s nomination response.

Columbus will go on to compete for the honor of the Intelligent Community of the Year, which will be announced in June.

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