Google names Maryland Heights digital capital of Missouri

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) - Google's list of eCities is out and Maryland Heights takes the top stop for the state of Missouri.

According to Google, the eCity Award recognizes the strongest online business community in each state.   Google used AdWord data to calculate the top five cities in each of the 50 states.

Randomly selected businesses were ranked based on several criteria including  1) being listed in an online directory 2) having its own website 3) having a social network presence and 4) allowing eCommerce.

The research was done to estimate Google's search function and advertising business.  Google says it helped provide $1 billion in economic activity for Missouri businesses, website publishers and non-profits in 2012.

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