STIR

From Our Agile Procurement Blog

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The City of Long Beach (CA | Population = 466K), believes technology can improve the lives of its residents. We can drive real change can if we work together to solve problems and test out solutions while prioritizing data privacy. To test out this theory, the city launched its Smart City Initiative in 2019. The Long Beach smart city team is focused on exploring solutions to the most pressing civic challenges by engaging with the Long Beach community and technology companies. Part of the motivation here is the knowledge that civic tech companies looking to test and adopt new technologies face an uphill battle navigating the city's complex procurement and contracting processes. That’s why Long Beach chose to participate in the Startup in Residence (STIR) program for the third year in a row.

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As part of a City Innovate's STIR program, Clark County has asked interested vendors and organizations to submit proposals as part of a civic challenge for emergency alerts and a toolkit empowering remote workers.

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STIR program announces its 2019 challenges as an innovative way for government entities to allocate resources, drive faster decision making, and prioritize service delivery.

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Every government depends on data to run efficiently and serve people effectively. If it’s managed well, it largely goes unnoticed, but where there’s a gap people start to receive inadequate services, and governments struggle to allocate resources.

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Affordable housing and homelessness are critical issues across the country that don’t just affect the few; they affect millions of people from coast to coast, causing downstream impacts on everything from community health to economic development to climate.

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After an intensive application process, the 2019 cohort of the Startup in Residence (STIR) program is officially off and running. This year saw growth beyond the areas served by last year’s program, with 31 government partners — including cities, counties, states, and regional authorities — participating in the program, up from nine jurisdictions last cohort.

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