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

If you have any questions, just let me know and here are some of our additional small business efforts that may come in handy for Chamber members: Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map, Get Your Business Online, and Accelerate with Google.

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