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TAG Industry Report: Savannah Gets Second Highest Score in GA for Innovation

Technology Association of Georgia President Shares key findings from Report at Armstrong State University’s TechFest 2017



ATLANTA, GA-- April 17, 2017--The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), recently shared local findings from its annual State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report which showed Savannah withthe second highest score among the state’s metro regions as it relates to innovation.


TAG President/CEO Larry Williams shared the report’s findings at this year’s Tech Fest event on the campus of Armstrong State University. TechFest is an annual event presented by the University’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.


According to the TAG report, Savannah scored 94.4 on a new innovation index that measures 5 key categories of innovation for counties and metro areas in the U.S. These categories include 3 based Innovation inputs (Human Capital/ Knowledge Creation, Business Dynamics, and Business Profile) and 2 innovation outputs (Employment and Productivity, and Economic Well-being). All are given equal weights of 20% each.


Other highlights from the TAG Report:

  • The Savannah region grew key technical occupations in Computer Support, and Mechanical and Civil Engineers.


  • The most difficult tech jobs to fill in Georgia are: Data Scientists, Big Data Modelers, Cybersecurity and Information Architects.


  • GA technology wages grew at one of the fastest rates in the country from 2015 to 2016 at 6.73% – significantly above the national average growth rate.


The TAG 2017 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. This year’s report continues to look at the key elements of success for Georgia’s Technology Economy: Talent, Capital and Innovation, and allows visitors to interact with the data. 


An updated version of the Innovation Index, is included in the report as well as results from the TAG Technology Decision Makers Survey, where more than 300 respondents shared their views, experiences and opinions.


Check out the 2017 State of the industry Video here.


Check out the full State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report at:


For more information about TAG Savannah, please contact Casey Herrington at


About TAG Savannah Chapter

Founded in 2011, TAG Savannah executes TAG’s mission of educating, uniting, promoting, and influencing Coastal Georgia’s technology community through monthly meetings including IT Connect, the TAG Savannah CIO Roundtable Series, the TAG Savannah Speaker Series, TechFest with Armstrong State University and much more. Savannah area TAG Premier Members include Armstrong State University, Halski Systems, Gulfstream Aerospace, Georgia Southern University, Hunter Maclean, and many others.  Learn more:



About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies.


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. For more information, visit the TAG website at






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