Phillip Lucas, Associated Press
ATLANTA — A group of Atlanta entrepreneurs, economic development
officials and others are at the annual technology and entertainment
festival South by Southwest Interactive to market the region as a
startup and mobile media hub
The group — dubbed Southern Fried — wants to sell
Atlanta and Georgia as a destination for those looking to establish
themselves in the technology and entertainment industries.
The conference runs from March 7 through 16 and its three components include music, film and emerging interactive technology.
Aside from luring new businesses to the metro Atlanta
area, one of the Metro Atlanta Chamber's goals during the festival in
Austin, Texas is to help companies that are already operating in the
region find ways to expand, said MAC Director of Technology Industry
Development, Gregg Simon. More here.