2011 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia

TAG Unveils 2011 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report

Georgia’s Top Tech Sectors Highlighted by “Where Georgia Leads” Maps

 

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today unveiled results from its 2011 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report. The report was released at TAG’s 8th annual Georgia Technology Summit that drew more than one-thousand technology executives from around the state to the Cobb Galleria today to hear some of the top minds in Georgia’s leading industry sectors: Health IT, Information Security, Financial Technology, IT Communication and Software.

Included in the report are this year’s top 10 key findings:

1. Georgia’s technology sector will lead the state’s economic recovery

2. Georgia needs more venture capital

3. Corporate investment in Georgia’s technology sector is healthy

4. Georgia’s technology company growth outpaces the nation

5. Georgia’s research universities are key to the state’s technology status

6. Five out of the top ten export categories in Georgia are technology-related

7. Atlanta’s impressive broadband footprint is a key business attractor

8. Availability of quality labor is crucial to technology decision makers

9. Technology jobs lead Georgia’s labor market

10. Technology decision makers say there is room for improvement in Georgia’s business climate

TAG also unveiled today “Where Georgia Leads,” interactive maps outlining Georgia’s business footprint in the state’s top technology industries. The maps provide the names, locations and information about companies in Health IT, Information Security, Financial Technology, IT Communication and Software.

The “Where Georgia Leads” maps and entire State of the Industry Report are available online at http://www.tagstateoftheindustry.com.

“Georgia has a larger footprint in technology than I think most people realize and it is our technology industry that is poised to lead the state’s economic recovery,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “With more than 13-thousand technology companies and close to 250-thousand technologists in our state, Georgia is truly emerging as a top state in the nation for technology. We hope our State of the Industry Report and ‘Where Georgia Leads’ maps prove to be valuable resources for decision-makers as they look to expand or relocate their businesses in Georgia.”

The State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia is TAG’s annual industry report to benchmark the growth of Georgia’s technology industry against previous years and other top technology states. Primary and secondary research is conducted in collaboration with CSM Research and Internet Decisions, LLC., including TAG’s annual Technology Decision-Makers Survey which polls top executives from more than 120 state technology companies about their plans to hire, expand and invest in their Georgia operations.

The Georgia Technology Summit is TAG’s flagship event that brings together C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. This year’s theme, Innovation Next Generation, will address how organizations are leveraging social networking to reach buyers and how they are incorporating social media tools in the workplace.

For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit, visit http://www.tagonline.org/georgia-technology-summit.php.

Other Information:
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG):
TAG is a leading technology industry association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state’s technology industry. TAG provides leadership in driving initiatives in the areas of policy, capital, education and giving, and also brings the technology community together through events, initiative programs and networking opportunities. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 27 special interest groups, or societies, including Women in Technology (WIT). Additionally, TAG’s charitable arm, the TAG Education Collaborative, is focused on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.

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