06 Nov 2019
From Site Selection Magazine: Georgia sets a record for the most consecutive top state business climate wins. Governor Brian Kemp, in his first year as state chief executive, weighs in.
There’s no need to remove the billboard signs at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — the ones in the terminals touting Georgia as the best state for business. They’re accurate for another year, thanks to the Peach State’s seventh consecutive claim to that honor, according to Site Selection’s annual ranking of state business climates. Seven straight wins is unprecedented.
This measure of location attractiveness is unique in that it’s 50% based on objective criteria (see methodology on page 72) and 50% on subjective input, and not from the Site Selection editors. Site location experts in the corporate and consulting communities are asked to rank their top states and are invited to explain their selections.
17 Sep 2019
Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Tyson Foods has expanded its existing facility in Camilla, creating 100 new jobs with an investment of $34.2 million.
“Georgia’s existing industries are a vital component for job growth in every corner of the state,” said Governor Kemp. “We are grateful that Tyson Foods is continuing their investment in the State of Georgia and excited for the new opportunities that this expansion will create for Mitchell County and the region.”
“This project is great news for our plant, our community, and our customers,” said Eddie Chancellor, Vice President – Operations at Tyson Foods. “We are committed to the community of Camilla and are pleased to add 100 new jobs with this expansion, while also meeting the growing demand for our products.”
10 Sep 2019
From the Governor’s Office: Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia has been named the “Top State for Business” by Area Development, a leading publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, for the sixth year in a row. The results are determined by the publication’s poll of site consultants.
“I am exceptionally proud that Georgia has once again been named the Top State for Business by Area Development,” said Governor Kemp. “This announcement serves as a powerful testament to what we all know to be true: Georgia is the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Our efforts to cut red tape and ensure our business environment leads the nation continue to lure world-class companies to the Peach State from every corner of the map.
20 Jun 2019
Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, is significantly expanding its operations in Georgia through three significant investment and job growth initiatives in the state. The initiatives include $43 million invested in the company’s Roper Corporation facility in Walker County, creating 100 new jobs; a $32 million investment to build a new Southern Logistics Center that will create 100 new jobs in Murray County; and a new $55 million smart warehouse, creating 100 new jobs in Jackson County.
17 Jun 2019
Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia was awarded a Gold Shovel by Area Development Magazine for generating the most jobs and investment in the United States for the eight to twelve million population category.
“We are honored to receive the Gold Shovel in recognition of Georgia’s top-notch business environment, which creates immeasurable growth, investment, and opportunity in every corner of our state,” said Governor Kemp. “Our unmatched workforce, world-renowned logistics, and pro-business climate make the Peach State an ideal location for business investment. I want to thank our state’s economic development team and local officials for their efforts to secure this honor for Georgians.”