Essential: The 2021 GovTech 100

In a year that asked more of government than ever before, the growing and dynamic market of companies working to serve the public sector were partners in innovation, and grew their businesses in the process.

From a distance, one might imagine a gruesome collision — the COVID-19 pandemic, unforeseeable and sudden, forced government to shut many of its doors while dealing with increased demand for services, massive budget hits and a need to adapt complicated, decades-old processes for modern consumption. One might imagine government sputtering, coughing and failing to meet the challenge.

That’s not what happened.