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Statistically speaking: Google plays large role in economy

In 2012, Google helped provide $1.2 billion of economic activity for North Carolina businesses, website publishers and nonprofits, according to the recently released 2012 Google Economic Impact Report. Here are other numbers from the report:

50,000 North Carolina businesses and nonprofits benefited from AdWords and AdSense, Google’s advertising tools.

97% of Internet users look online for local products and services.

96% of smartphone users have researched a product or service on their device.

Source: 2012 Google Economic Impact Report

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