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Georgia ranks high in the tech industry

The U-S Chamber of Commerce ranks Georgia in the top ten in the tech industry, and it's also one of the biggest industries in the Fountain City.

According to The Technology Association of Georgia, one of the largest tech trade associations in North America says Columbus leads the tech industry in many areas.

The association discussed the State of the Industry, Technology in Georgia Report with members of tech companies and the tag Columbus chapter Wednesday at the Muscogee County School District Tech Academy.

Columbus leads the nation in merchant and payment processing and makes up 26 percent of I-T service companies.

The financial services category is also the biggest technology community in Columbus with help from TSYS, Synovus and Sun Trust bank. It is the second largest in the state.

There are 68 I-T service companies in the Fountain City.
In Georgia alone, there are 287,000 technology jobs.

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