Google eCity Award

Written by Bethany Scott in the September 2013 Issue

AwardAs anyone from Edmond knows, our city is unique. Bursting with small businesses, local art, and events for every season, holiday, and occasion, Edmond has developed not only a state reputation, but is also known nationally for being a unique and thriving community. Recently, even Google has recognized Edmond’s commitment to the development of the city due to its strong online presence.

The Google eCity Award is presented to one city in each state that is using the web to find new customers, connect with existing customers and fuel its local economy. Now dubbed “the Digital Capital” of Oklahoma, the City of Edmond has paved the way for its local businesses to thrive online.

Everywhere you turn, our city surprises locals and visitors alike with unique and interesting art. Whether they are searching for a new restaurant to try out in downtown Edmond or tweeting a photo of their favorite local Edmond statue, locals and visitors can access downtown’s free public Wi-Fi.

Not only does the City of Edmond embrace the web, but most of the small businesses also have an online presence. Whether through a website, social media, or an online directory, businesses of all sizes are realizing the importance of access through the Internet.

GraphicBack40 Design, a local web design company located in the heart of Edmond, has embraced the many opportunities that web can provide. “Over the past 13 years in business, we’ve seen tremendous web-based growth in Edmond and being here in the center of it - we’ve experienced that growth first hand. Most recently, we’re excited to be working with both the Edmond Chamber of Commerce and the Edmond Economic Development Authority on strengthening their web presence,” says Dave Miller, Back40 owner.

For more information about the Google eCity Awards, visit

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