Local/Regional News
5:49 pm
Sat August 24, 2013

Google Names Lexington Digital Capital of Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. –  Internet search giant Google has named Lexington the digital capital of Kentucky.  Lexington is the first Kentucky city to receive the Google "e-city award."

Google bestows the honor to the strongest online business community in each state.

In accepting the acclamation on Friday Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said in a release that the award validates the quality and amount of digital innovation going on in the city, adding  “I'm so proud of how our small businesses are leveraging the Web to reach customers both at home and around the world. Successful companies create jobs and are a big part of building a Great American City.” 

Google’s director of small business engagement Scott Levitan says businesses that make use of the web are growing twice as fast and creating twice as many jobs. 

Google scored cities across the country based on company size, web and social media presence, and e-commerce capabilities.