As global smart city initiatives transition from concept to reality, mid-sized cities play a large role in this revolution. While the nation’s most populated metro areas benefit from big budgets and resources, mid-sized cities like Chattanooga, TN listen effectively to the voices within their communities by using the power of their size — and ability to collaborate — to their advantage.
Mid-sized cities have the opportunity to boost their competitive offerings as the tech industry decentralizes. While this cannot happen overnight, forward-thinking cities and communities — from the Midwest to the Southeast — are already paving the way.
Challenges are abundant. But so too are the opportunities and solutions vibrant mid-sized cities offer.