ATLANTA, GA — Governor Nathan Deal, referencing the 13,000 technology-related companies in Georgia, proclaimed a resolution marking March 21, 2018 as Georgia Technology and Innovation Day. The Governor included the special announcement during his speech at Technology Association of Georgia’s annual Summit held this past week in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria.
Alluding to Atlanta as “The Silicon Valley of the South,” Deal proceeded to enumerate a partial list of the innovative companies that have recently relocated or expanded job opportunities in the metro area, and Georgia, in general, such as GE Digital, NCR, and Anthem. Georgia has an estimated 189,000 workers in various technology fields.
“I am very proud of what’s happening in our state in the technology arena,” noted Deal. “I’m told we now have more than 13,000 companies in the technology sector in our state and we are very fortunate to have those. They include areas like telecom, med-tech, digital media and mobility.”
Journalist John Tabellione covers The Summit for Georgia CEO. You can read the full story here.