Lancaster Named Digital Capital of PA by Google
Written by Joy Beachy
If you’re local to the Lancaster County area, you’ve heard the word: Google has named Lancaster the digital capital – or the eCity – of Pennsylvania. This exciting news came as a welcome boost, though people in the area might not be surprised: as “Head of Tales” Marketing Director Marcus Grimm states in an interview with WGAL, “Last I checked, it seems like on any given month people in 95% of the countries can access a digital product that we’ve developed right here in Lancaster.”
For those who haven’t been reading about this in the local paper, Google explains their eCity awards on their Economic Impact site as the following: “Google’s eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. These cities’ businesses are using the web to find new customers, connect with existing customers and fuel their local economies.” Listed among cities such as Brunswick, ME; Annapolis, MD; and Emeryville, CA; Lancaster distinguishes itself from its Amish roots with the plethora of goods, services, and products available online.
WGAL TV covered the story in a 2 minute clip, viewable here: “Lancaster Named Google’s eCity; Pennsylvania’s digital capital”