TAG Capitol Update: August 2017

 

 

August 2017

       

 TAG CAPITOL UPDATE          Technology: Where Georgia Leads


Bob Trammell Replaces Stacey Abrams as House Minority Leader

 

State Rep. Bob Trammell of Luthersville replaces Stacy Abrams of Atlanta, who is running for Governor, as House minority leader. Trammell won on the second round, besting state Rep. Carolyn Hugley of Columbus and Winfred Dukes of Albany. 

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TechSquare Labs lands $1 million from Invest Georgia to incubate startups  

 

State-funded startup growth program Invest Georgia has made its third commitment, investing $1 million in early-stage fund TechSquare Labs. The program, an initiative intended to encourage seed and early-stage companies in Georgia, has previously made investments in TTV Capital and Mosley Ventures totaling over $6 million.


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Advanced Digital Cable to create 65 jobs, invest $15 million in Blairsville 

 

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Advanced Digital Cable Inc. (ADC), a leading manufacturer of electronic and communication wire and cable, will create 65 jobs and invest $15 million in a Union County facility expansion. The new jobs will include positions in manufacturing and operations. 


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McLaughlin Named Dean of Georgia Tech College of Engineering 

 

Steven W. McLaughlin, the Steve Chaddick School Chair and professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has accepted the role of dean in the College of Engineering, effective Sept. 15. 


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C-SPAN New Member Interview With Congresswoman Karen Handel 

 

New Member Interview with Representative Karen Handel Representative Karen Handel (R-GA) talked about being a new member of Congress, her family and community in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, and the special election against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, declared as the most expensive House race in U.S. history.

 

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Go for Launch: Rocket Receives Approval for Georgia's First Commercial Spaceport

 

The Federal Aviation Administration has given Vector approval to conduct a low altitude launch of a full-scale prototype of the company’s Vector-R launch vehicle on Aug. 3 in Camden County. The Arizona-based aerospace company will test launch a sub-orbital rocket from a 400-acre site on the Georgia coast that could become the Peach State's first commercial spaceport. 

 

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In This Issue

State:

Bob Trammell replaces Stacey Abrams as House minority leader

TechSquare Labs lands $1 million from Invest Georgia to incubate startups 

Advanced Digital Cable to create 65 jobs, invest $15 million in Blairsville


Mclaughlin Named Dean of Georgia Tech College of Engineering


Federal:
 

C-SPAN New Member Interview With Congresswoman Karen Handel

 

Go for Launch: Rocket Receives Approval for Georgia's First Commercial Spaceport

 

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