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Press Release -- Auburn Hills Receives Google eCity Award for Michigan

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

AUBURN HILLS RECEIVES GOOGLE eCITY AWARD FOR MICHIGAN 

Google recognizes the strongest online business community in each state

Media contact: Kyle Scislowicz, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6726; kscislowicz@auburnhills.org

Auburn Hills, MI---January 25, 2016---The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is excited to announce that Google named Auburn Hills the 2015 eCity of Michigan. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state - the digital capitals of America. These cities’ businesses are embracing the web to find new customers, connect with existing clients to fuel their local economies.

“We’re proud to recognize this growing entrepreneurial-spirit—and the role that it plays in both creating jobs and sustaining local economies,” said Emily Harris, Marketing Manager for Google’s Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map Program. “With 97-percent of Internet-users looking for products and services online, it’s clear that success is about being connected.” 

Google worked with the independent research firm IPSOS, to analyze the online strength of local small businesses in cities in all fifty states and Auburn Hills is among the ranks of America’s leading cities in the digital economy.

Mayor Kevin McDaniel said, “We are honored to receive this award as the 2015 eCity of Michigan. After Ann Arbor won the award in 2014, we are flattered that Google selected Auburn Hills for 2015. Businesses within Auburn Hills continue to thrive on the web, and this distinction is additional proof of their effort and success.” 

For more information on the eCity initiative, please visit www.google.com/ecities.

About Auburn Hills
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to approximately 23,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 100,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at www.auburnhills.org. 

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