Utah.gov recognized as one of country's best state websites

Published: Friday, Oct. 4 2013 12:08 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s official website, Utah.gov, was recognized Friday by the Center for Digital Government with the Best of the Web award for the sixth consecutive year.

Utah.gov has ranked in the top three best state websites since 2006.

“Utah’s online services have saved the state millions of dollars, and served Utahns in innovative and accessible ways,” said Gov. Gary Herbert. “When it comes to our use of technology, we just keep getting better and better.”

The Best of the Web Awards program showcases governments whose websites demonstrate innovation, usability and functionality for users. Utah.gov’s Smart Search and design allow Utahns to navigate various state services to get the help or support needed.

In the past 12 months, Utah.gov services provided more than 11 million online job referrals to Utahns, gave access to 16 new online education programs, and provided 114 gigabytes of open data (30,000 downloads) each week.

In 2011 alone, Utah.gov received an unprecedented 17 awards, making it the nation’s most honored state website. Utah.gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official eGovernment partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s family of companies.

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