Grey County Named to Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2017

On February 9, 2017, Grey County was named one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2017 by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). The announcement was made at the conclusion of “The Internet of Cities Forum” in Taipei, Taiwan.

“We are incredibly honoured to be named one of the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities,” said Alan Barfoot, Warden of Grey County. “This is an outstanding acknowledgement for our region. We face many unique challenges in our rural area and being named to the Top7 recognizes our community’s ability to face challenges head on and persevere.”

Grey County was named to the Smart21 Communities in 2016 and was invited to apply to the prestigious Top7 designation.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to compete among the world’s top seven intelligent communities,” said Savanna Myers, Manager of Economic Development for Grey County. “We have learned so much about ourselves throughout this journey and are incredibly impressed by the innovative threads weaving our region together. We have a lot to be proud of and it is thanks to the vision and action taken at all levels of the private and public sectors in Grey County.”

Read the full story at grey.ca.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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