Sunday, March 16, 2014

Atlanta 'Southern Fried' group travels to annual festival with focus on recruitment, marketing

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.

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