ATLANTA (July 23, 2015) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, this week unveiled the local findings of its 2015 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report before a crowd of area business and government leaders, technologists and media at the Middle Georgia Regional Commission.
Among the leaders attending the event were Mayors Randy Toms, City of Warner Robins; Mayor John Harley, City of Centerville; Mayor John Reid, City of Eatonton; and Mayor Shannon Hart, City of Jeffersonville.
The report contains key data on Georgia’s technology landscape and serves as a valuable resource for facts, statistics, trends and other insights into the state’s technology industry. Among the findings of the report:
- The technology industry has a $113 billion economic impact in Georgia
- Middle Georgia Counties scored just below the national average on the US Commerce Department’s Innovation index : Houston County (88.1), Peach County(82.7), and Macon-Bibb (80.8)
- Middle Georgia Technology Milestones includes Macon being named among the 101 Great Locations in the South for Aviation and Aerospace by Southern Business and Development, and Warner Robins ranking No. 2 in the nation on Forbes’ 10 Best Cities for Engineers list for 2015
In addition to delivering both local and statewide findings from the report, TAG unveiled its official Where Georgia Leads (WGL) Map for the Middle Georgia Region which serves as a unique snapshot of the tech- focused companies and organizations in the area.
“It’s not about TAG; it’s about promoting the industry and the companies that are in the industry,” said TAG President/CEO Tino Mantella. “Our goal through this and other road show events is to raise awareness about the increasing importance of technology to Middle Georgia and to help our state come together to foster an environment that drives Georgia to become one of the leading states in the nation for technology.”
The full State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report is available at: www.tagstateoftheindustry.com.
About TAG Middle Georgia Chapter
The TAG Middle Georgia Chapter includes over 400 individual and organizational members. TAG strives to educate, unite, promote, and influence Georgia’s technology community in the Macon and Warner Robins region.
Learn more: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/middle-georgia/
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 28,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.
TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.