CityGrows is low-cost permitting and licensing software for local government, built by a small and enthusiastic team of government technology experts. Governments choose CityGrows because it's cost=effective, fast to set up, increases self-sufficiency, and streamlines permitting. Learn more about why governments across the country are switching to CityGrows here.
Local governments digitize and automate their workflows from start to finish, and improve operational efficiency, transparency, and compliance. The CityGrows platform allows any government employee – regardless of technical skill – to structure and improve their workflows by collecting information from the public, automating constituent communications, processing online payments, and managing everything through our smart dashboard. CityGrows believes in transparency in software pricing for government and developed our subscription/ payment processing revenue model in collaboration with our government clients and our investors. Learn more about how to get started and CityGrows features here.
CityGrows is a values-driven company with a mission to transform and improve government. CityGrows was incorporated in 2015 and began providing digital permitting and licensing for governments in 2016. The City of Santa Monica, CA was our first government partner. CityGrows has grown to support counties and municipalities in California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Illinois, Oregon, Kansas, and Massachusetts. We provide services to governments as large as the City of Los Angeles and as small as Emsworth, PA.
Co-founders Catherine Geanuracos and Stephen Corwin have extensive backgrounds in technology, civic innovation, and startup development. CityGrows’ staff and advisor teams includes software developers, elected officials, technology executives,and local government experts. CityGrows was founded in Los Angeles, California and moved its headquarters to Erie, Pennsylvania in 2018 after participating in the Erie Innovation DIstrict’s accelerator program. Here's more on our team and open roles.
CityGrows has received regional, national and international awards for our technology and work with local governments, and was listed on the 2021 GovTech 100..