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Louisville wins prize from Google, mayors group

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Google and the United States Conference of Mayors honored Louisville on Thursday for the city's efforts to encourage businesses to expand their internet presence.

Louisville and two other cities were named the winners of the Get Your Business Online City Challenge. The city will receive a prize package valued at $50,000, including 200 Samsung Chromebooks to be given to small businesses, community centers and others.

"This challenge provided a fun, creative way for us to encourage businesses to succeed in a digital world," said Mayor Greg Fischer. "Now, with the donation of the Samsung Chromebooks, citizens in our community centers as well as businesses who never had access to the latest technology will be able to perform tasks online that many take for granted."

According to Get Your Business Online, 71 percent of Kentucky businesses do not have a website.

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