In its end of year economic impact report, Google names Memphis the "eCity" of Tennessee. Google and independent research firm Ipsos MORI analyzed the online strength of local small businesses in cities in all fifty states. The city with the highest scores in each state was designated a Google eCity.
"Memphis is a musical city—it's the birthplace of the blues and rock and roll and a hotspot for country. The city also has a technology focus—the University of Memphis has a specialty in sensor research and has pioneered fully-reconfigurable modular body-worn sensors for easy and portable vitality, cardiac, and neurological monitoring."