Economy Update – August 2016

Economy Update – August 2016
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) featured Fayette County in this month’s edition of their magazine, HUB.  TAG has been seeking opportunities to identify high-tech companies on the south side of the Metro Atlanta region as well as grow the high-tech sector.  The programs identified in the Fayette Visioning Economy plan pertaining to start-up support and the Chamber’s new technology council are venues for partnership and to leverage TAG’s expertise.
The article titled, “Fayette Forward” looks at existing technology-based businesses as well as up-and-coming technology.  In researching the story, we found some interesting nuggets about Fayette County.  For example, Fayette County is on Georgia’s top ten list for patents issued.  Eaton Corp. is the leader for patent generation in Fayette County as they continue to develop new lighting technologies.  Other companies featured in the article include Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, NAECO and Southern NetworX
Fayette County’s emerging technology industries are expected to come from the film industry.  Thanks to Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Fayette County is in a prime position to attract post-production facilities.
To read the article in its entirety, click here.  Please note there is a fee to view the online magazine.  Hard copies of the HUB are available at no charge at the Fayette Chamber office.
The next Economy Committee meeting is September 13 at 8 a.m. at The Harbin Agency in Tyrone.