Local experts say growth of Georgia’s tech sector is too important to be left to chance or nature: the field may be fertile, but it needs to be seeded, fertilized and fed.
Tech accounted last year for nearly 300,000 jobs with average pay of $85,681 a year and a total payroll of more than $25 billion, according to the Technology Association of Georgia. The region is a leader in some tech specialties, like fintech, the software behind credit card transactions and credit processing.
But much of it starts small.
For example, 10 start-up companies with about 60 employees total completed their “accelerator” training this past week for Atlanta Techstars, the Atlanta branch of an international organization founded to speed the development of tech entrepreneurs.