Wednesday, June 3, 2015
2014 Google Economic Impact Report
Last year, Google’s search and advertising tools helped provide $131 billion of economic activity for more than 1.8 million businesses and nonprofits across the United States.
Google is best known as a search engine. But it's also an engine of economic growth for millions of American businesses, small and large. Ninety-seven percent of Internet users look online for local products and services, and businesses use the Internet—and Google tools—to reach these potential customers.
In New York, Google contributed $21.5 billion of of economic activity Google helped provide for New York businesses, website publishers and non-profits171,000 New York businesses and non-profits benefitted from using Google’s advertising tools, AdWords and AdSense, $22.6 million of free advertising was provided to New York non-profits through the Google Ad Grants program, and 4,000+ full-time employees in NYC.
You can read about NYC businesses like Poppin and learn how we calculate Google’s economic impact at google.com/economicimpact.