Digital engagement platform Polco and online simulation provider Balancing Act announced today they have merged to empower government-citizen collaboration. The combined companies will shape a new era of community problem-solving with data-driven engagement tools.
The merger joins two philosophically aligned government technology organizations to unite local governments and residents to solve polarization, declining trust, staffing issues, housing shortages, and other concerns.
Polco brings the voice of residents to government leaders with award-winning community engagement services, online polls, and survey research. Balancing Act offers award-winning simulations for residents to experience and help solve the tough tradeoffs in government budgeting and decision-making.
“This merger furthers Polco’s mission to bring communities together around their most important topics in a civil and constructive way,” said Polco CEO Nick Mastronardi. “The budgeting process is one of most important parts of the fiscal operational year, and Balancing Act excels at getting input on that process.”