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IBM selects Providence as a “Smarter City” citing a solid track record of innovative problem solving

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In 2011 Providence wasselected by IBM as one of 24 cities worldwide to be a recipient of the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge, a competitive grant which brought a team of IBM’s top experts to the city to provide City leaders with analysis and recommendations to support economic development, better delivery of municipal services, more citizen engagement, and improved efficiency in the capital city. The technology and services that Providence received from IBM under the Smarter Cities Challenge grant are equivalent to as much as $400,000.