By Larry K. Williams, TAG president and CEO

Entrepreneurship in the U.S. has been declining for decades. In the late 1970s, the startup formation rate in the U.S. was about 14%. Today, it is just above 8 percent.

The state of Georgia is no exception with a slightly higher startup formation rate of 8.64% representing over 13,000 new companies and almost 73,000 new jobs every year.

At TAG, we are committed to supporting the creation and sustainability of new endeavors with the goal of strengthening the overall economy of our region. This is particularly true with talks of a looming recession.

In just a few days, TAG-Ed will be hosting a CEO and Entrepreneur Boot Camp for Georgia’s business leaders. The boot camp will offer participants a comprehensive framework for designing, launching and growing their companies.

In addition, TAG-Ed recently launched an initiative called Pathways to Leadership to elevate the careers of high-performing, up-and-coming business leaders. The program was developed to help mid-career employees working in technology grow and thrive. And, while many participants chose to serve in C-level positions of established companies, others decide to take what they’ve learned to launch their own endeavors.

Startups play a pivotal role in fostering innovation. And, TAG is here to support emerging tech companies to build a stronger, more innovative Georgia.

While talent is universal, opportunities are not. If you know an individual who demonstrates a desire to strengthen his/her career growth path, click here.