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In 2015, Google's search and advertising tools helped generate $165 billion in economic activity for 1.4 million businesses and nonprofits across the US. 

In Google’s Founders’ Letter, Larry Page and Sergey Brin wrote that, “Our goal is to develop services that significantly improve the lives of as many people as possible.” An important part of that goal is being a growth engine that helps companies large and small to be more successful online.

By connecting customers with businesses at the moment they’re searching for a good or service, Google's search and advertising programs help millions of businesses find customers, aid publishers in earning money from their online content, and support non-profits aiming to increase donations and volunteers. 

Every year Google publishes an economic impact report in the United States detailing how American businesses and nonprofits have benefitted from utilizing the web and Google's tools. In 2015, Google's search and advertising tools helped generate $165 billion in economic activity for 1.4 million businesses and nonprofits across the US. 

The report provides a state by state breakdown of the economic activity generated by Google's products and services.