#8 Georgia


7.42 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

7.31 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

7.80 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

Georgia’s robust incentive program for TV and film productions brought in 245 productions in fiscal 2016, which spent $2.02B during that time and generated an economic impact of $7.2B, according to Georgia’s Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. The Peach State offers up to a 30% tax credit for all film and TV productions shot in the state: 20%, plus an additional 10% for productions that embed the Georgia logo in their program or participate in other promotional marketing for the state (according to AdWeek).

Key Industries

Automotive, Datacenters, Defense, Energy, Film, Financial, Food Processing, Headquarters, Life Sciences, Logistics

Key Companies

AFLAC
Coca-Cola
Delta Airlines
Home Depot
Mercedes-Benz
United Parcel Service

Key Contacts

Dept. of Economic Development

Pat Wilson, Commissioner
404-96-4000
Technology Square,
75 5th Street N.W., Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30308
pwilson@georgia.org
http://www.georgia.org/

CEO Comments

“Georgia has very active and strong Chambers of Commerce and trade associations that work very well with the state and Metro governmental organizations. The state has a very pro-business posture.”

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