Google‘s U.S. Economic Impact is notable. Despite the many who’d like to claim that Google is destroying the newspaper industry (although a recent article in The Atlantic discusses how Google is working with publishers to preserve journalism), Google has made a significant impact to the bottom line of many U.S. businesses. Yes, we know this is PR spin on Google’s part but it’s still good news.
Google recently published a report of this economic impact on their blog. According to Google:
The report is filled with really wonderful stories about the direct economic impact that AdWords, AdSense, Google Grants and our search engine have across the country. These are the stories of entrepreneurs across the country growing their businesses with Google. And this morning Googlers are hosting events in 10 other cities across the country (Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Oakland, Portland (OR), Raleigh and Seattle) to help share those stories. Ladies and gentlemen, start your economic engines!
Here’s a video explaining the number from Claire Hughes Johnson, Vice President, Global Online Sales and Google Chief Economist, Hal Varian:
Here’s a Map of the U.S. to See Your State’s Activity (Sorry Florida!):
View Google’s Economic Impact Map – 2009 in a larger map
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