AZ’s 2014 Google eCity awarded to Tempe

Every year Google awards the top cities across the 50 states that display the strongest online business community, according to analysis by research firm Ipsos MORI, and this year’s eCity is Tempe, Arizona.
The Tempe City Council along with Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell and U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. accepted the award Tuesday at Brand X Custom T-shirts, a Mill Avenue shop with a flourishing ecommerce business.
“Tempe is a city that loves technology,” said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell as he accepted the award on behalf of the city’s small businesses. “This recognition is about how our businesses use technology to improve their bottom lines and customer experiences. The people in Tempe – whether visitors or residents – expect fast, efficient and friendly online experiences.”
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With the yearly eCity awards, Google hopes that these “digital capitals” will become an inspiration to other areas — throughout the nation — of what can be accomplished by spearheading business development on the Web.
“Given the critical role that technology plays in driving growth and creating jobs, we need to make sure that every business is embracing the web,” Mayor Mitchell said.
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