October 31, 2017 10:00 AM
Three cheers for Georgia and Gov. Nathan Deal. For the fifth straight year, Georgia has been named the number one state to do business by Site Selection magazine. Deal credited yet another top ranking to our state’s low tax burden, skilled workforce, and “unparalleled connectivity.” The editor-in-chief of Site Selection said the ranking was largely based on the tracking of private capital projects with $1 million or more of investment, 20 or more jobs, or 20,000 square feet or more of new construction.
On Monday, Deal announced additional programs to boost the state’s workforce. Five new industry areas will be added to the HOPE Career Grant, which helps fund the education of students interested in working in areas that the state government has deemed vital to Georgia’s future. The new areas are Construction, Aviation, Electrical Line Work, Logistics, and Automotive Technology.
Amazon, if you are reading this, doesn’t Georgia sound like a good place to set up shop?