The city of Burlington is getting a $400,000 "Smarter Cities" grant from the philanthropic arm of IBM.
The grant announced yesterday will be used to streamline energy efficiency efforts.
The money will bring a global team of IBM analysts to Burlington for three weeks next year to look for broad patterns about the city’s energy use.
Mayor Miro Weinberger says IBM’s expertise could help transform the economy in ways that can’t yet be conceived of.
The Burlington Free Press says Burlington is the smallest city in the U.S. to receive the grant, and the second-smallest in the world.