Utah.gov Does It Again

  Utah.gov Does It Again                          Best State Government Website  Business Wire  SALT LAKE CITY -- May 2, 2013  Recognized with over 100 awards, the official website for the State of Utah (http://Utah.gov), shows off a new homepage boasting major enhancements. Utah citizens have access to hundreds of online services that processed over 31 million transactions last year, estimating millions of dollars in savings to the state.  “With more Internet users per capita, Utah is proud of our eGovernment success that results in a more efficient and technologically advanced way to interact with government,” said Utah Governor Gary Herbert. “Economic development continues to be a top priority and Utah.gov is smart for citizens and businesses.”  Users can use zooming user interface to get more information about current news, their legislative representatives, and jobs in their area. In the last 12 months, Utah.gov services provided over 11 million online job referrals to Utah citizens. In addition, citizens can connect via, connect.Utah.gov, to over 1,700 official Utah government social media accounts.  “We are adding more services monthly to make government more accessible for citizens. Interacting with government using Utah.gov is not only more efficient and convenient for citizens, it provides greater transparency and use of state information,” said Mark VanOrden, Utah State Chief Information Officer.  To find out more information about Utah.gov visit: Twitter: https://twitter.com/UtahGov Facebook: http://www.Utah.gov/facebook/ RSS feeds: http://www.Utah.gov/connect/feeds.html Utah blogs: http://www.Utah.gov/blogs/  About Utah.gov  Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in the State of Utah. Utah.gov provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through Utah.gov, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2011 alone, Utah.gov received an unprecedented 17 awards making it the nation’s most honored state website.  Utah.gov is the official Web portal for the State of Utah (http://www.Utah.gov). It is managed and operated without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official eGovernment partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s family of companies.  About NIC  NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV)  is the nation's leading provider of government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The NIC family of companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.  Contact:  Governor’s Office Ally Isom, 801-538-1503 Deputy Chief of Staff aisom@utah.gov or The State of Utah David Fletcher, 801-538-3476 Chief Technology Officer dfletcher@utah.gov or Utah Interactive Rich Olsen, 801-983-0275 General Manager rich@utahinteractive.org