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Assemblywoman Fiona Ma Recognized by TechAmerica

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) recently was recognized as a California Regional Technology Leader for 2009 by TechAmerica. The award is given to legislators who strongly support high-tech in California. Assemblywoman Fiona Ma made the following statement of the award.

"I led the effort to pass single sales factor to encourage investment in California by high tech companies, many of whom helped lead the robust economic boom of the ´90´s," said Assemblywoman Fiona Ma. "If California is to get out of this budget hole, we´re going to need to make sure there is a business climate friendly to high tech. I´m honored to be recognized by TechAmerica and thankful for their strong advocacy work on behalf of an industry that is so vital to California´s economy."

According to TechAmerica´s Annual Cyberstates report, California continues to rank as the nations leading Cyberstate. In fact California ranks 1st in both high tech employment and high tech wages – employing over 900,000 employees at an average wage of over $100,000.

Other legislators recognized by TechAMerica as California Regional Technology Leaders include Assemblymembers Bob Blumenfield (D- Los Angeles), Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego), Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) and Senator Rod Wright (D-Los Angeles).