City Of Chesapeake, Virginia Selects Accela Civic Cloud to Streamline Key Government Services

City Showcases Open for Business Strategy by Offering Automated Online Access to Permitting, Inspection and Plan Reviews

SAN RAMON, Calif. – November 19, 2013 – Accela, Inc., the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government agencies, announced the City of Chesapeake, Virginia, has selected the Accela Civic Cloud to streamline and automate key land management processes. This initiative falls directly in line with Mayor Alan P. Krasnoff’s push towards the City’s embracing advancing technologies.  The solutions provided by the Civic Cloud will help the City manage all land use and community development activities. This will allow business owners, developers, citizens, and agency staff to access information instantly, making the process of getting from application to occupancy more efficient while improving transparency.

With a population of over 226,000, Chesapeake blends rural and urban centers and is home to more than 65 large corporations.  The agency’s goal in selecting Accela is to increase local economic growth by simplifying processes associated with opening and running businesses while making it easier for companies of all sizes to work with the City.

By providing the Civic Cloud, Accela is helping the City of Chesapeake keep infrastructure at a minimum while supporting disaster recovery and continuity of operations needs that are critical to both citizens and agency operations. Chesapeake will use the Accela Civic Cloud to streamline key government services including permitting, inspections and plan reviews.

Specifically, the City of Chesapeake will use:

“The City of Chesapeake truly understands how simplifying the processes that business owners follow to open and operate their companies can significantly bolster economic development at the local level,” said Maury Blackman, Accela CEO and President. “We’re proud to partner with the City to help them achieve their goals of providing more transparent and streamlined access to city services.”