East Chicago, IN, Selects the Accela Civic Platform to Move Processes Online

Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement software solutions, announced today that East Chicago, IN, has selected Land Management on the Accela Civic Platform to boost efficiency across the City’s planning, permitting, inspection and code enforcement services. By implementing the cloud solution, East Chicago will be able to improve service delivery, streamline inspection turn-around times and transparency, and leverage mobile capabilities to accelerate staff productivity in the office and in the field.

“The Civic Platform is a foundation of solutions that can seamlessly elevate the way communities build, grow and connect with residents,” said Maury Blackman, president and CEO for Accela. “With the selection of Land Management on the Civic Platform, East Chicago is moving critical land management services online that are currently handled offline, which will enable the City to enhance their community expansion projects by completely digitizing the process and drastically shrinking turnaround times. We are thrilled to be selected to help East Chicago build a better community, faster.”

About East Chicago, Indiana
East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana. The City is vital to Northwest Indiana because of its access to Lake Michigan and its proximity to downtown Chicago. Incorporated in 1893 as a railroad and steel town, East Chicago was one of the Northwest region’s first industrial cities, which was created to meet the needs of its workers. Today, the City boasts a population just under 30,000.