Tag Spotlights Legislator Of The Year

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Senator Butch Miller awarded for support of industry.

Butch Miller

The award will be presented to Senator Miller before a crowd of technology leaders and stakeholders at a special gathering on June 17th.

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 Butch Miller (R-Gainesville) has been awarded with the 2014 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.

“TAG is appreciative of Senator Miller’s efforts to advance technology throughout the state of Georgia. The passage of the Mobile BILD Act officially streamlines and standardizes aspects of local review of wireless facilities. We believe the new process will give Georgia communities improved access to mobile support while allowing mobile companies a process to enhance wireless capabilities within these communities,” said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

“As we continue to move toward a modernized, technologically advanced work force, it is important that we implement sound public policy that recognizes the growing importance of wireless infrastructure in our economy,” said Sen. Miller. “I would like to thank the Technology Association of Georgia for recognizing my commitment to creating a streamlined regulatory process for any company investing in broadband improvements throughout Georgia.”

The award will be presented to Senator Miller before a crowd of technology leaders and stakeholders at a special gathering on June 17th.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 23,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at http://www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at http://www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

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