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Georgia named nation’s most competitive state

Georgia Number One for Business Governor Nathan Deal welcomes Caterpillar to Georgia, where it will employ about 1,400 people.

Governor Nathan Deal announced yesterday that Georgia was named the No.1 most competitive state in the nation by Site Selection magazine.

“When I took office in January 2011, I made a promise to the people of Georgia that we wouldn’t stop until our state was the No. 1 place in the nation to do business,” said Deal. “We earned that designation in November for the first time ever, and now we’re adding ‘most competitive’ to our accomplishments. These rankings are not only a testament to our strong business climate, but they also speak to the commitment and support from our industry partners, communities and the people of Georgia.”

To read the full release, visit the Governor’s website.


Georgia Named Best State for Business

Georgia Number One for Business (Click to enlarge)

Governor Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s business climate is best in the nation according to Site Selection magazine, one of the nation’s top economic development trade publications.

Georgia displaced North Carolina, which was number one last year. The magazine ranking is based on several factors, including plant openings and taxes. Georgia came in at number four last year, second in 2011 and sixth in 2010.

Governor Deal says a diversified economy, low-cost energy, enviable logistics assets and an ear for what businesses require to succeed and to expand are what separate Georgia from the pack in Site Selection’s annual ranking of state business climates.

“Making Georgia the premier state in the nation for business has been a strategic goal from day one of my administration,” said Deal. “We have worked hard to stay ahead of the curve by practicing conservative principles and anticipating business needs not only today, but in the future.”

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