Like the rest of the country, Georgia has faced many challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is at least one area where Georgia has exceeded other states — economic development and job creation. 

“Even in the midst of a global pandemic, Georgia’s economic development numbers have shattered record after record,” said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday morning during his third State of the State address.  “Since the start of Fiscal Year 2021, our Department of Economic Development has announced the creation of more than 16,000 new jobs and more than $6 billion in new investment, with more than half of those jobs going to communities outside the metro area.”  

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