A Google representative presented Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall with an award, designating the city as one of the 50 inaugural eCities of America at the State of the City Luncheon presented by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Aug. 23.
The Google eCity Awards honor “the strongest online business community in each state.”
“Our eCity Awards recognize the new digital capitals of America,” said Scott Levitan, Google’s director of small-business engagement. “We’re proud to recognize this growing entrepreneurial spirit — and the role that it plays in both creating jobs and sustaining local economies. With 97 percent of Internet users looking for products and services online, it’s clear that success is about being connected.”
"We are honored to be recognized as an eCity by Google," said City of Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall. "It just goes to show that medium sized cities like Carlsbad can lead the way in innovation and technology just like more well known award recipients like New York, Atlanta and Austin. We have created a climate in Carlsbad that embraces technology, creates jobs and helps foster a strong economy."
–City of Carlsbad