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TAG Recognizes Representative Chuck Martin as Legislator of the Year

July 14, 2010


 -The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) selected Representative Chuck Martin, (R-Alpharetta), as their 2010 Legislator of the Year. Representative Martin sponsored language creating the Angel Investor Credit Income Tax Credit which will make Georgia a nation leader for developing start up companies. Representative Martin was also selected to speak about the specifics of the legislation at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Angel Investor Tax Credit Panel.  The award recognizes Representative Martinís work over the years to promote technology jobs for Georgians.

ďIím honored to be recognized by organization such as TAG.  TAG does so much for Georgia communities by bringing businesses together to advance Georgiaís technology and create new jobs for Georgians.  For Georgia to remain a leader in technology economy we must continue to work with technology business and organization like TAG.  As a legislator I look forward to continuing to work with TAG to bring even more focus on creating technology jobs in Georgia,Ē said Martin.

The Angel Investor Income Tax Credit will encourage third-party investors to assist innovative, wealth-creating, and small or startup businesses in Georgia.  The total amount of allowable credits is up to $10 million per taxable year for the next three years.  Incentives like these are proven to bring economic development to Georgia, which in turn creates high-paying private sector jobs.  The complete law can be found at http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/sum/hb1069.htm

TAG focuses on the developing the states awareness and economic advancement in the technology arena while creating opportunities for like-minds to collaborate. For more information on The Technology Association of Georgia visit www.tagonline.org.


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