Above The Fold 05.25.09

Stimulus wages not stimulating economy so much as paying off credit cards…Rural workers and immigrants vie for same bad jobs…Gone Fishin’ stickers seen as bad sign for those in Social Security Administration…Sharing electricity and fish…Colorado city wants broadband, officials question whether residents have computers…Canadians feel left out when it comes to strict American boarder patrol… Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!

Above The Fold 05.20.09

2009: The summer furlough…Don’t mess with Texas, or technicalities…Smart roads want smart cars and smart grids…How not to pass health..

Above The Fold 05.19.09

Hippies have replaced all the cowboys in the Tx. legislature…Electronic medical records, or else…Va. isn’t gun shy over prescription database hack…Wyeth gets sent to the principals office over drug discounts…California voters could stop cutting higher checks to politicians under prop 1…LA city council may cut over 1/5 the workforce by summer…Treasury Sec. doesn’t see bailout for state govts, but perhaps they’d like a York Peppermint Patty…

Above The Fold 05.18.09

The kids got their priorities…Ni hao Governor…New disease man on the block hales from NYC…Baiting business roils the locals in Philly…Daddy needs a few bucks, son, just for a few years…Hoosiers getting testy over food stamp snafus…Florida wonders if their state IT systems can work without anyone behind the controls…National League of Cities wants the thimble during the next round of Monopoly…

Lessons for growth in global recession

The Intelligent Community Forum held its annual awards ceremony and Broadband Economy Summit last week in New York City. A new Intelligent Community of the Year was chosen amid conversations about how cities can incubate local growth in a global recession.