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Georgia is the 10th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Nevada Next State: Louisiana No. 10Georgia Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 1.7 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 0.2 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 8.7 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): 0.9 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration …

Previous State: Nevada Next State: Louisiana

No. 10Georgia

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’10-’11: 1.7
  • % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 0.2

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 8.7
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): 0.9

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 17,726
  • Rank: 8

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 1,426
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 545.7

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 9.0
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): -0.90
Key Companies
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • United Parcel Service Inc.
  • Home Depot Inc.
  • AFLAC Incorporated
  • Delta Airlines
Development Trend Indicator: Negative
Must still address deficiencies in infrastructure and education system.
CEO Comments
“Traffic is the only drawback in Georgia. A great pro-business state.”

Sources:
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
NewGeography.com
The Tax Foundation

Previous State: #9 Nevada Next State: #11 Louisiana

About JP Donlon

JP Donlon is the Editor-in-Chief of Chief Executive magazine.