Smart Cities Dive: How Mid-Sized Cities Can Move and Grow the Fastest

Christy Gillenwater

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.

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