|By Business Wire||
|February 25, 2013 01:27 PM EST||
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is hosting a Tech Awareness Day at the Legislature to highlight the role the technology industry plays in North Carolina’s growing economy. NCTA represents more than 600 companies throughout the state that collectively employ over 100,000 North Carolinians.
|The day begins with a legislative breakfast with over 150 registered guests, a press conference to promote NCTA’s legislative agenda and an exhibitor showcase highlighting over 25 technology companies from across the state.|
|Most of the first floor of the Legislative Building will be filled with technology company exhibitors, including student robotics teams.|
|Key priorities for the Legislature this year include tax reform and government efficiency, both of which will have significant impact on the tech sector.|
|Wednesday, February 27, 2013|
|Press Conference – 9:00 a.m. (Legislative Building, 1300 Quadrant)|
|Exhibitor Showcase – 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Legislative Building, 1100, 1200 & 1300 Quadrants)|
|North Carolina General Assembly|
|16 West Jones Street|
|Raleigh, NC 27601|
PRESS CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS:
NCTA Government Affairs Chairman Herb Crenshaw, Executive Director - Government Affairs, AT&T
Senator Andrew Brock (Davie/Rowan Counties), Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology
Senator Jeff Tarte (Mecklenburg County), Member, Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology
Rep. Jason Saine (Lincoln County), Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Information Technology
Rep. Joe Tolson (Edgecombe/Wilson Counties), Member of the Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Science and Technology
|Accenture, Advanced Internet Technologies, Alphanumeric Systems, Alphanumeric Systems, AT&T, Avaya, CGI, Cisco, Citrix, Extreme Networks, HP, IBM, ImageSoft, INRFOOD, Integral Solutions Group, Lenovo, LexisNexis, Lobbyguard, Mac Source Communications, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, NC FIRST, Red Hat, SciQuest, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon|
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org.
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