North Texas alliance partners with Marketplace.city on smart government solutions
To source and evaluate technology solutions and financial models that help the public sector identify new revenue sources, the North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA) has announced a partnership with Marketplace.city, a digital marketplace and service that helps state and local governments source, validate and procure technology.
NTXIA is a 501c3 regional consortium of nearly 30 municipalities, agencies, companies and academic institutions across North Texas who collaborate to solve challenges faced in the region. It was created to accelerate aligned and innovative solutions to improve quality of life, inclusive economic development and services for residents, businesses and visitors across the region. Over the next year, the organization will focus on digital infrastructure and access, mobility, resiliency, financial models and procurement, economy and workforce, and digitization.
“A top priority for our membership is to focus on revenue generating solutions and financial models that aid in economic recovery and propel transformative projects forward,” said Jennifer Sanders, executive director of NTXIA. “NTXIA members have committed to a regional approach because they know that residents’ lives don’t stop at municipal borders and solutions for mobility, digital connectivity, infrastructure resiliency and others need to be regionally addressed to be effective and sustainable.”
As part of new the partnership, NTXIA has published a call for revenue generating solutions for government on Marketplace.city. Any company with a technology-enabled solution that can be used to help government enable or capture revenue should submit their information through the vendor response form. “This is a topic that has been bubbling at the surface for a while now as states and municipalities deal with changing budget sources,” says Andrew Watkins, president and COO of Marketplace.city. “It is really exciting to see North Texas take a leadership role. I know many other regions and cities are looking forward to reviewing and pursuing these solutions as well.”
Submissions will be accepted through July 16, 2021, and will be analyzed and shared through the site’s Clearbox process, allowing government stakeholders to see the different options and share internally. “Adequately funding smart city solutions while also ensuring enough of our limited resources are allocated toward meeting traditional service delivery obligations can be a challenge for local governments,” said James Childers, assistant city manager of Irving, Texas. “We look forward to engaging with innovators to explore creative ways to generate additional revenue that will help move our organization forward into the future through the use of data and technology.”
NTXIA and Marketplace.city will be holding an informational webinar on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 1 p.m. CT.