Emerging e-communities are diverse in their needs and in the maturity of their IT leadership. Emerging e-communities may be new to the strategic planning process, many have begun the strategic planning process but need to reenergize their leadership, or may be well on their way to becoming e-communities. Forming countywide or regional partnerships to address IT issues may help communities leverage their existing resources.
Activities for Emerging E-communities:
►Strengthen partnerships within community & region.
►Encourage community leaders to attend conferences or workshops on IT development.
►Host a community IT tour to see firsthand how others are using IT.
►Integrate IT into community and economic development plans and processes.
►Encourage the development of IT support services within the community or region.
►Encourage entrepreneurship development.
►Help businesses use social media to enhance marketing efforts.
►Encourage the deployment of advanced services.
►Address youth retention through school to work or other initiatives..
►Address quality of life issues.
Five Indicators for Successful Communities:
-Intelligent Community Forum