Tag: Nathan Deal

Rural Georgia Fares Poorly in the 2017 Distressed Communities Index

This morning, the Economic Innovation Group released its second Distressed Communities Index. Distressed areas are characterized by a variety of factors, including high levels of poverty and joblessness, low levels of educational attainment, and little-to-no economic growth. The years included in the 2017 index are 2011 to 2015. One thing we can see quite clearly on

The Georgia National Guard Goes to Texas

Last night, Governor Nathan Deal announced that he was sending a crew from the Georgia National Guard to Texas in order to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. WTOC reports that the 15-member crew is from the 165th Airlift Wing, and they are already in route to the affected area. They will be using

Georgia’s Tax Incentives for Film and Television Add $7.2 Billion to State’s Economy

In 2016, television and film added $7.2 billion to the Georgia economy during FY 2016, according to an article in AdWeek. The 245 in-state productions had a direct impact of $2.02 billion, largely around the Atlanta area. Explore Georgia has the full list of films and television filmed in state for those curious. This is up