We all know that it is important for your local government or municipality to have a website but, don’t get raked over the coals for it. Some major design firms such as CivicPlus offers local government websites at extremely high prices -$10,000+. Don’t get us wrong, you get some pretty cool features however these features are more geared to larger cities and municipalities leaving the smaller towns, boroughs and cities to design their own sites or rely on local developers who know just enough to do damage to your site.
You will also find competing local government website design agencies offer lower but still high price points (mostly due to them offering their own hosting, CMS and more) and this still makes having a website a very high investment for small towns.
At MarketingModo we utilize WordPress as our CMS of choice. WordPress is free so the cost of a custom CMS is not added to your bill. It also integrated with tens of thousands of free or inexpensive plugins that can replicate the exact functionality that you are paying the big bucks for at CivicPlus or Town Web. We also do not provide hosting as we firmly believe that the municipality should control both its domain name as well as hosting. All of these additional expenses you won’t find with MarketingModo and this allows us to offer local government websites to small towns and cities at a fraction of the cost of our competitors.