By Larry K. Williams, TAG President and CEO
As we navigate the multifaceted terrain of the technology sector, TAG remains committed to our foundational pillar of INFLUENCE.
Influence is not merely about having a say, but about shaping a future that prioritizes collective growth and innovation. As such, TAG’s Government Relations team is unwavering in its mission to foster an environment where Georgia not only thrives but sets the gold standard for business and technology.
Here are some recent updates:
- TAG’s Government Relations team has been advocating with our federal partners for the repeal or delay of a tax provision that penalizes Research and Development nationwide. We are pleased to report that Congress has drafted legislation that would restore the immediate tax deductibility of R&D expenses. As this legislation progresses, TAG will continue to engage on this critical issue to ensure the U.S. and Georgia remain leaders in innovation. Read TECNA’s full letter of support here.
- The federal government recently announced $42 billion in federal funding to expand broadband access across the nation. Georgia has been awarded $1.3 billion through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. This funding will expand infrastructure and internet access critical to our ongoing economic success and workforce development.
- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is seeking suggestions on possible locations for future regional offices. TAG, along with partners throughout the region, is advocating for the placement of these offices in Georgia. These efforts present a unique opportunity to ensure the state of Georgia is a preeminent leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.
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