Google eCity Award
As 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.
Back40 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,
For more information about the Google
eCity Awards, visit google.com/ecities.