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Senator Steve Henson awarded for support of industry


ATLANTA (June 18, 2013) –The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced that Georgia State Senator Steve Henson (D-Tucker) has been awarded with the 2013 Technology Legislator of the Year Award.  The award is given annually to lawmakers who demonstrate support and understanding of Georgia’s technology issues and industry.

“Minority Leader Henson is a champion of entrepreneurship as demonstrated by his support for Invest Georgia.  He understands that innovation requires access to capital and that the growth of technology firms leads to high-wage, knowledge based jobs for Georgians,” said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG.

“The technology industry is leading our state in business growth opportunities and it is imperative that we continue to expand and recruit these firms,” said Senator Henson.   “I am honored to be recognized by TAG this year and will continue to work toward maintaining Georgia’s reputation as a national technology leader.”

The award was presented to Senator Henson today before a crowd of technology leaders and stakeholders at a special gathering on June 18 held at Deloitte.  

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