For Immediate Release

Monday, October 9, 2017

 

Martin Talks Amazon, Economic Drivers During Second Senate Information Technology Corridors Committee Meeting

 

(Lawrenceville, GA) – Senator P.K. Martin (R-9) kicked off the second Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee Meeting on Monday, October 2, in Savannah by commenting on Amazon’s search for a new headquarters.

“We all now know that Amazon is looking for a location for its second North American headquarters,” said 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.

 

Sen. Martin went on to discuss the impact of the Information Technology industry on the Peach State’s economy and workforce.

 

“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.

 

Martin closed by urging presenters to be candid and forthright about their needs.

 

“We love to hear about how well we’re doing, but we really need to hear about how we as a state can get better.”