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Technology Association of Georgia
Tony Cooper
tony@tagonline.org
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TAG Statewide
Heather Miner
heather@tagonline.org
404.920.2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAG Unveils 2014 US Senate Candidate Survey

ATLANTA (April 22, 2014) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced today that it surveyed all Georgia US Senate candidates vying to fill the seat for retiring senator, Saxby Chambliss, in order to gain a better perspective on those running. Each candidate was asked eight questions on issues pertaining to immigration & H-1B visas, digital infrastructure, cybersecurity, STEM education, the patent reform bill, promoting entrepreneurs, and how they would balance the nation’s budget. This survey allows Georgia’s technology stakeholders to understand each candidate’s views on issues that will impact growth of the technology industry in the state.

Recent TAG research showed that the technology industry had a $113 billion economic impact on the state of Georgia in 2013, accounting for 17% of the state’s economy. It is vital for Georgia to pursue policies that stimulate the technology industry in order to attract and retain tech-based companies.

The state of Georgia will hold its primary election on May 20 to fill the senate seat. Georgia residents must be registered by April 21 in order to be eligible to vote.

For more information on the survey and the candidates’ answers, please visit: http://bit.ly/GAUSSenate.


About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 23,000 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.

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

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