“Alpharetta Tech Talk,” Episode 3: Matthew Thomas, City of Alpharetta
Matthew Thomas, Economic Development Manager of the City of Alpharetta, joins “Alpharetta Tech Talk” to discuss the roots of Alpharetta’s thriving technology sector. “Alpharetta Tech Talk” is hosted by John Ray and broadcast from the North Fulton Business RadioX® studio inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Matthew Thomas, City of Alpharetta Economic Development
There’s a reason why more than 640 technology-based businesses have made their home in Alpharetta, and it’s not just the nice houses and great weather. The city’s fiber-optic network is the most extensive and redundant in the Southeast, and they work closely with state and local economic development agencies to provide tax credits and incentives to complement any brand of business. Some of the biggest and most recognized names in the tech industry are thriving in Alpharetta. With more than 20 million square feet of office space, there’s plenty of room in the neighborhood for you next expansion.
The City of Alpharetta has been recognized nationally in a variety of awards and rankings, including Best Small City to Start Business (Entrepreneur.com), Best Atlanta Suburb (Movoto), Top 25 Best Places to Move (Forbes), 7th Friendliest City (Forbes), and 6th Fastest Growing City (U.S. Census, 2012).
For more information, go to GrowAlpharetta.com, or call 678-297-6024.
About “Alpharetta Tech Talk”
“Alpharetta Tech Talk” is the radio show/podcast home of the burgeoning technology sector in Alpharetta and the surrounding GA 400, North Fulton, Roswell, Johns Creek, and South Forsyth area. We feature startup entrepreneurs, executives of larger enterprise companies, and other key technology players from a region with over 900 technology companies. “Alpharetta Tech Talk” is hosted by John Ray and originates from the North Fulton Business RadioX® studio inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
“Alpharetta Tech Talk” is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®, located inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with approximately $12.9 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you.