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Posted on: August 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Madison Named Google's 2013 eCity of Alabama

Google has chosen their 2013 eCity award recipients, and the City of Madison has been named the 2013 eCity of Alabama.

The Google eCity Awards recognize the digital capitals of each state. These cities’ businesses are using the web to find new customers, connect with existing customers and fuel their local economies. Across the country, businesses that are online expect to grow 40% faster.

Madison is leading the way on the web in Alabama. This fast-growing suburb of nearby Huntsville has a strong online business community, virtually connecting shops and eateries with residents and visitors alike.

The Internet plays a critical role in growing our local businesses and our local economies. With 97% of American Internet users looking online for local goods and services, businesses that make use of the web are growing twice as fast and creating twice as many jobs.

To see the list of all 50 cities that were selected by Google as 2013 eCity award recipients, visit www.google.com/ecities.

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