NEWS BRIEF: Georgia Named ‘Top State For Business’ for ninth consecutive year
Doing good business
Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, joined by titians of Georgia industry, announced that Area Development magazine had named Georgia the number-one state for business for the ninth consecutive year. The magazine’s editor, Geraldine Gambale, was unsurprised by the news saying, “State and local economic developers in Georgia have consistently worked together to guide companies through the location process and retain their business for years to come.”
The winner is concluded through a survey completed by 50 leading site consulting firms from around the country. Of the 13 categories surveyed, Georgia placed first in seven: workforce development, cost of doing business, cooperative and responsive state government, competitive labor environment, available real estate, energy availability, and costs. The latter two were ties for the top slot.
Kemp had this to say about the win, "This is just the latest confirmation that our partnership approach, conservative governing, and dedication to saving both lives and livelihoods during the pandemic were the right choices for the people of Georgia. Thanks to our world-class infrastructure, award-winning workforce training programs, pro-business environment, and most of all our hardworking Georgians, the Peach State is a national leader in the assets job creators look for when deciding where to start, grow, and sustain a thriving business.” georgia.org