Suwanee has landed on Google’s map as one of 50 cities with the strongest digital communities.
To come up with its list eCity list, Google and Ipsos, a research firm, took several factors into consideration, including the likelihood of local small businesses to have a website, use a blog, promote themselves on a social network, sell goods directly from their webpages and whether they had a mobile-friendly website.
“Suwanee serves as a prime example of how innovation and growth in e-commerce can successfully contribute to bolstering economic progress and competitiveness,” Google spokeswoman Emma Ogiemwanye said in a statement.
Surprised? Don’t be, says Mayor Jimmy Burnette.
E-commerce is “a big part of Suwanee’s thriving economy,” he said. The city is about 40 minutes northeast of Atlanta, which received the Google award last year.