ATLANTA (January 3, 2018) | Sen. P.K. Martin (R – Lawrenceville) and members of the Senate Information Technology (IT) Corridors in Georgia Study Committee adopted the final study committee report on December 27, 2017.
“Seeing the opportunities for IT corridors around the state has been wonderful,” said Sen. Martin. “These meetings have been valuable in helping us gain insights about what our state can improve on in regards to technology infrastructure, education and economic development. The recommendations the committee approved will be instrumental in transforming IT infrastructure throughout our state.”
The committee adopted the following recommendation: an advisory committee should be created to help identify target areas around the state for IT corridors as well as help create grant programs and look for ways to coordinate with community leaders and identify opportunities for IT development. The advisory committee should help the legislature and state of Georgia become more knowledgeable about IT opportunities and up-to-date on the latest IT economic trends. The committee found that IT corridors can bring economic growth and development to local communities around Georgia. The state should look at ways to work with local school districts, the Technical College System and the University System of Georgia to better prepare young Georgians for careers in emerging industries.
The final report can be found here: http://www.senate.ga.gov/sro/Documents/StudyCommRpts/ITCorridors.pdf
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For Immediate Release:
January 3, 2018
Elisabeth Fletcher, Communications Specialist