Research firm turns to state and local arena
- By Dibya Sarkar
- Jun 25, 2001
Input, an information technology market research firm that has long focused
on the commercial and federal government sectors, recently unveiled a service
for the state and local government arena.
Chantilly, Va.-based Input will provide analysis, tracking and contacts
for state, county and city governments, educational districts and regional
transportation authorities. Coverage now includes 39 states, but the company
plans to cover all 50 states within the next several weeks. Officials also
plan to build a database of local municipalities within the next several
"We think there's some huge opportunities in this area," said Peter
Cunningham, president and founder of the 17-year-old company, adding that
the sector had previously been viewed as "very fragmented, very disparate."
Kevin Plexico, vice president and chief technology officer for Input,
said it makes sense to provide the service now because the state and local
government sector is growing at a faster rate than the federal sector. And
as the federal government passes on more and more responsibility to the
states, he said there will be more new market opportunities for vendors.