Kemp: Ga. top state for business sixth year in row

State sees record-breaking year for commerce, film
Updated: Sep. 10, 2019 at 4:12 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said it was a great time to be a Georgian Tuesday as the state kept its title of the number 1 state for business.

“Today, I’m honored to announce that Georgia is the top state for business for the sixth year in a row,” Kemp said. “The best place for business, large and small, to start, expand and operate.”

Posted by Governor Brian Kemp on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Kemp said “While Atlanta is our capital and serves as the logistics hub and jobs magnet,” 74 percent of the total economic development announcements so far this year were made outside the metro area.

“Momentum is on our side and the world is taking notice,” Kemp said.

A total of 28,960 jobs were created and generated a total $7.4 billion in investment through 332 projects, according to the governor.

Georgia’s film industry also saw record-breaking year, Kemp announced Tuesday.

A total of 399 productions were filmed in Georgia and brought in $2.9 billion to the state.

[ Want to know what Georgia productions are hitting the big screen? Click here. ]

“With record-breaking years in global commerce and film, Georgia leads the nation as the best state for business for the sixth straight year,” Kemp said. “The Peach State remains the Hollywood of the South, and companies across the globe have Georgia on their minds as a great place to invest, expand, and relocate. I applaud our economic development team for their tireless efforts to ensure Georgia remains a leader in job growth and the standard for a pro-business environment.”

Georgia’s fiscal year went from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

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