Aug. 2013: Google named Bainbridge Island the “Digital Capital of Washington” as part of its eCity Awards program.
The program recognizes the strongest online business community in each of the fifty states. The cities selected have local businesses fully embracing the internet to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local economies.
Evaluators considered businesses’ online presence and use of Google AdWords relative to population size and the businesses’ social networking, online directories, and blogs. Bainbridge joins “techie” eCity Award recipients Boulder, CO and Austin, TX among others.
Perhaps our savy business folk know how to use all the modern tools at their disposal to get their message out and value connecting with potential customers. Or maybe the island life just lends itself to “reaching out” in real and virtual ways.
Either way, Bainbridge is thrilled to have this recognition!