Topping off its accolades,
Every year, the Google eCity Award recognizes the strongest business communities in each of the 50 states. Google and independent research firm Ipsos MORI analyze the online strength of local, small businesses through the country. According to a press release, the analysis weighed a variety of factors to determine the leading cities and towns, including the likelihood of small businesses to have a website, use a blog, promote themselves on a social network, sell goods directly from their webpages and whether they have a mobile-friendly website.
Winning cities exhibit strong engagement and potential for growth within the online community.
"I can absolutely see why
For Commissioner Cindy Meadows, the award showcases
"E-commerce is a very important part of the economic development equation," said Meadows. "I am glad to hear of Google's selection of