GOP Governor Nathan Deal Leads Georgia To Another Top State For Business Ranking

New rankings rate the Peach State as the top state for business for the fourth consecutive year.

The RGA writes:

Under GOP Governor Nathan Deal’s leadership, Georgia has become a national leader for business development. New rankings from Area Development Magazine rate the Peach State as the top state for business for the fourth consecutive year. After Georgia’s Department of Economic Development played a key role in expansion and relocation projects that will create over 30,000 new jobs while attracting a record $6.33 billion in new investments by 377 companies, it’s clear that Governor Deal’s pro-jobs policies are getting results for the people of Georgia.  

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The Georgia Department of Economic Development played a role in expansion and business relocation decisions in the year ended June 30 that will lead to 30,309 new jobs in the state. The work by the department, Deal said, led to $6.33 billion in new investments, a record for the department.

All told, 377 companies worked with the department in their expansion and relocation efforts, Deal said at an event at the new Honeywell North American Software Center, one of the big names the state landed during the past fiscal year. Honeywell announced plans last October to put the software center and a division headquarters in Midtown that will eventually hold more than 800 jobs…

For more than a year, the Atlanta region has been one of the top metro areas in the nation for new job growth amid the long-running economic recovery. Among the areas of growth seen in the Atlanta area has been in logistics, finance and tech jobs.

The roster of jobs wins notched by the state in fiscal year 2017 include GE Digital (250 jobs), an Anthem software center (1,800 jobs), a Sentury Tire factory (1,000-plus jobs) and NCR (1,800 jobs)…

In fiscal year 2016, the department tallied 25,341 new jobs and generate $4.4 billion in investment.

Pat Wilson, the state’s commissioner for economic development, said the 2017 fiscal figures ‘are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Global Commerce team as well as our economic development partners around the state.’