Google 2013 eCity Award Goes to North Myrtle Beach, SC

Google 2013 eCity Award - North Myrtle Beach
Google names North Myrtle Beach as digital capital of South Carolina. Image courtesy of Google.

Today is a proud day for a certain part of the Grand Strand as well as its local businesses.  Google has chosen North Myrtle Beach as the recipient of their  2013 eCity Award.  Each year the eCities program awards one city in each state, as well as its associated businesses – for developing a strong digital community that successfully utilizes the internet to develop relationships with new customers,  strengthen connections with existing customers and fueling their local economy.

Here’s a snippet from the official eCities website, describing the award process in greater detail:

eCity Award method

If you’re wondering how the winner is chosen, Google has provided an eCities methodology overview for your reading pleasure – which you can read here.

Our local news station (WBTW News13) did an excellent story with coverage about the announcement:

The community celebration took place at a local breakfast spot, and some of the noteable attendees were:

  • Marc Jordan – of the NMB Chamber of Commerce
  • Mayor  of North Myrtle Beach – Marilyn Hatley
  • Google Representative – Lilyn Hester


When and where did the awards ceremony take place?:

10AM on August 20th, 2013

Southern Sunrise Pancake House

3407 Highway 17 S.

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582


Google ECity North Myrtle Beach