Connected Communities works with the following organizations to market its
programs and share resources.
The Computer Systems Policy Project, a public policy advocacy group, consists
of the Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers from America's leading technology
companies. Currently the CSPP is focused on policies relating to export
controls, Internet privacy, encryption, and electronic commerce. The CSPP developed the Community Readiness Assessment Guide for
Living in the Networked World. Visit the web site to learn more about the
Guide and try
out the Guide on-line.
The Great Valley Center (GVC) is a non-profit organization that supports
activities and organizations that promote the economic, social, and
environmental well-being of California's Great Central Valley. GVC and
Connected Communities partnered to create New
Valley Connexions, a program to attract high speed communications to
the San Joaquin Valley in support of economic development objectives.
e-Communities (formerly Smart Valley Japan)
e-Communities is a non-profit organization based in Tokyo.
It has over 400 members who are dedicated to working at a grassroots level to
help communities get connected to the Internet. e-Communities translated the CSPP
Assessment Guide into Japanese and is helping communities conduct self
assessments. The J-Matrix,
as it the Japanese version is called, is available on this website, but you will
need Japanese character support to view it.
Based in Palo Alto, Collaborative Economics is one of the leading advocates
of regional economic development and grassroots leadership. Clients
include Silicon Valley, Austin Texas, Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington DC.
The Innovation Groups (IG) is a nonprofit organization with a membership base of
over 400 city, town, and county governments in the U.S.. IG helps city and county government professionals
find the tools and information they need to improve productivity, and save time and
money. IG and Connected Communities partnered to create the e-GOVERNMENT
forum. The forum has helped over 70 cities and counties develop their
electronic government strategies.
The Citistates Group is a network of journalists, speakers, and advisers committed to competitive, equitable and sustainable 21st century metropolitan regions.
To aid regions, the Group offers quick, one-stop access to its constellation of leading American thinkers — and experienced actors — in forging stronger, more coherent regions.
Neal Peirce and Curt Johnson prepare in depth analyses of communities and
publish them in the local newspapers.