Congratulations Atlanta on Google eCity Award, 2013

Atlanta has been named Georgia’s 2013 eCity by Google in recognition of its strong engagement and potential for growth in the digital economy.  Hat Tip to Springs Publishing’s Atlanta INtown blog.

As Google explains, “Google eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state.”   Economic Impact – Google Economic Impact.

Where do tech start-ups go when they find their feet?  Edge Solutions reports that more than a third of companies emerging from Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Atlanta’s most successful start-up accelerator/incubator, make the 20-mile trip north to Alpharetta to put down fiber optic roots.  There, supported by the Technology Association of GA (TAG), the Progress Partners initiative of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and technology-focused law firms like Briskin, Cross, and Sanford, LLC, they help to create a business and tech-friendly community in what Forbes Magazine has named America’s No. 1 “reloville.”

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