PBC Interactive Wins National Government Achievement Award

PBC Interactive, Palm Beach County’s state-of-the-art, web-based application for economic development research, has been named the winner of a 2014 Digital Government Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities.

The application won in the Government-to-Business category. The recognition distinguishes Palm Beach County from among thousands of state, county and city governments throughout the United States.

The national award follows a state achievement award presented in July by the Florida Local Government Information Systems Association recognizing PBC Interactive.

PBC Interactive offers accurate, real-time, parcel-based information to facilitate economic development using the geographic information systems (GIS) format.

PBC Interactive was designed to increase the efficiency of the county’s responsiveness to businesses needing information and to assist the general public with information relative to land development issues.

Through collaboration with Planning, Zoning & Building and the Property Appraiser’s Office, data was integrated to deploy multiple search layers showing parcel ownership and valuation, existing and future land uses, enterprise zones, census data, traffic analysis zones, and identification of business classifications. The site was developed by in-house staff, thereby avoiding any external costs to the county.

Since its launch in 2011, PBC Interactive has been featured at the annual South Florida GIS Expo.

To access PBC Interactive, visit the county’s web site, www.pbcgov.com, and click on the PBC Interactive logo.