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Island praise but no prize

The Island has narrowly missed out on being named one of the world’s most intelligent communities.

New York based think tank 'The Intelligent Community Forum' each year names seven locations it thinks are the best in the world.

The criteria revolves around economic development and internet technology – and the Island made in onto a list of 21 communities in the running for the 2008 award.

Unfortunately, we haven’t made it onto the final shortlist of seven communities, but Director of Development at the ICF Lou Zacharilla did give us a plug at the recent ceremony when he named the finalists (audio file attached):

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