Economic Development

Georgia has recently been ranked in the following categories:

No. 1 STATE FOR BUSINESS
(CNBC, SITE SELECTION + AREA DEVELOPMENT)

No. 1 BEST STATE FOR WORKFORCE
(CNBC)

No. 1 LABOR CLIMATE
(AREA DEVELOPMENT)

No. 2 INFRASTRUCTURE & GLOBAL ACCESS
(AREA DEVELOPMENT)

Georgia is at the center of the fastest-growing region in the United States. Companies access global markets through seamless air, sea, rail and highway networks, including the fourth-largest and fastest-growing container seaport in North America and the busiest, most efficient passenger airport in the world.

A culture of collaboration fuels Georgia’s growing and diverse economy, as reflected in the state’s pro-business framework, cutting-edge research centers, and organizations such as the Centers of Innovation and Quick Start, which consistently ranks as the top workforce development program in the nation.

Twenty Fortune 500 headquarters are joined by more than 440 Fortune 500 companies that benefit from the high quality of life and low cost of doing business. A workforce of more than 6 million is constantly refreshed by newcomers as well as 90,000 annual graduates from throughout the state.

Economic Development Partners and Resources

Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton & Walton Counties
Development Authority of Jasper County
Develppment Authority of Walton County
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Newton/Covington Economic Development
Madison County Chamber

Georgia business incentives

georgia competitive advantage

Georgia Competitiveness Initiative Report