ATLANTA (October 10, 2017) | Sen. P.K. Martin (R – Lawrenceville) and members of the Senate IT Corridors Study Committee will hold their third meeting on Monday, October 16, 2017, from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce in Augusta, Georgia.
In recent meetings, Sen. Martin has discussed the impact of the search for a new Amazon headquarters in North America on Georgia’s information technology infrastructure. The study committee will discuss possible IT initiatives within the state that may draw economic development, including the Amazon headquarters.
“We all now know that Amazon is looking for a location for its second North American headquarters,” said Sen. Martin. “This puts a focus on the work we are doing. Thanks to the good work of our current and past Economic Development and Science & Technology chairs, in partnership with the University System and the private sector, Georgia is in a great position. Information Technology is the driver in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. Georgia can and should lead the way in IT growth, investment and jobs. Our state should be a natural choice for IT companies looking to relocate and we should be the epicenter of start-ups in the south. It is important for us to lead the way.”
WHO: Sen. P.K. Martin and members of the Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee
WHAT: Third Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee Meeting
WHEN: Monday, October 16, 2017
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce
One 10th Street
Augusta, GA 30901
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For Immediate Release:
October 10, 2017
Elisabeth Fletcher, Communications Specialist