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About Route Fifty

Route Fifty is a digital news publication from Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Media Group, which also publishes Government Executive magazine,, Nextgov and Defense One.

Route Fifty connects the people and ideas advancing state, county and municipal government across the United States.

Route Fifty initially launched as’s State & Local channel in July 2014 and expanded to a standalone Government Executive Media Group digital publication,, in April 2015.

We’re particularly interested in stories about technology and innovation at the state and local level. But we cover a variety of topics under the larger state, county and municipal government umbrella beyond technology and innovation, including issues like management, budgeting, best practices, smart ideas, open data, open government and public services.

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