TAG Unveils Annual Report on Georgia’s Technology Industry
The TAG 2014 State of the Industry: Georgia Report presented at Georgia Technology Summit.
ATLANTA (March 26, 2014) –The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, presented its 2014 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report at Wednesday’s Georgia Technology Summit at the Cobb Galleria.
The report and the valuable information it contains serves as a source for facts, statistics, trends and other insights into the Georgia Technology Industry. More than 1,200 Summit attendees received key findings from the report, which highlights the achievements and challenges facing the state’s technology community. Some of statistics from the report includes:
- Companies operating in Georgia created more than 5,000 technology jobs
- Health Information Technology had the highest growth rate for IT workers in Georgia.
- Georgia’s total technology payroll for 2013 was $22.3 billion.
“The State of the Industry Report serves as an excellent resource to understand the technology environment in Georgia,” said Paul Carmody, chief marketing officer at Cbeyond and Chairman of the TAG Thought Leadership Task Force. “The report confirms that the state of Georgia has a vibrant and growing technology community.”
The TAG 2014 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report 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 for the report is conducted by Internet Decisions, LLC, including TAG’s annual Technology DecisionMakers Survey which polled more than 300 of Georgia’s technology executives about their plans to hire, expand and invest in Georgia.
“The technology sector is vital to Georgia’s overall economy, and this research shows us what that means in terms of job creation and business opportunity,” said Keith Herndon, president at Internet Decisions. “Clearly, Health IT and mobile development are drivers of Georgia’s technology success, but the sector is richly diverse and extends into every part of the state.”
The full State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report is available at: tagstateoftheindustry.com.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 22,000 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/.