Corporations Consistently Choose Georgia – Here’s Why

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

From FORTUNE 500s like Aflac and UPS to industry leaders like Aurubis and Porsche, companies across diverse sectors are recognizing the benefits of establishing their presence in Georgia.

Why are corporations consistently choosing Georgia for relocations and expansions? The answer lies in the state's abundance of development-ready sites, skilled workforce, and robust logistics infrastructure connecting it to global markets. Additionally, Georgia offers attractive incentives such as a low corporate tax rate, workforce training programs, and a high quality of life, making it an ideal destination for companies and their headquarters – and their people. 

Consistently ranked the Top State for Business, Georgia continues to invest in resources for the future: 

•    In Georgia’s workforce of 5.3 million people, companies find a diverse talent pool strengthened by investments in technical college training, apprenticeship programs, and K-12 education.

•    Georgia Quick Start, the nation’s No. 1 workforce training program, is responsive to companies, offering customized training to create a workforce ready to start production on Day One.

Development-Ready Sites
•    Georgia develops speed-to-market solutions such as the Georgia Department of Economic Development's “Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development” (GRAD) Certification Program.

•    Through an intensive certification process, GRAD Certified sites have been critical in winning key projects, and the state continues to up its supply of development-ready properties. 

•    To support burgeoning industries, Georgia continues to invest in its seamless system of ocean, rail, truck, and air transportation.

•    Companies have access to unparalleled assets like Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Port of Savannah, and the Port of Brunswick.

Through investments in these resources and more, Georgia is working together for business.

Curious to learn more about the benefits of doing business in Georgia? Read the full article in the Q2 edition of Trade & Industry Development magazine, here.  

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