Some Georgia businesses say new tax breaks could turn their field into the next film industry. But experts say the incentives that brought Hollywood productions to Georgia may not make sense in other industries.
State officials say a Georgia-based carpet manufacturing company could get state incentives worth more than $100 million. Calhoun-based Engineered Floors will open two facilities in the northwestern part of the state, creating about 2,400 jobs over the coming years, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week.
Work Ready has used about $1.4 million in stimulus funds. And the state has certified 56 counties as "Work Ready," meaning that they've met educational and other goals. Rural areas, however, have few employers that recognize the certificate and even fewer are hiring.