The construction industry in Georgia lost 7.5 percent of its jobs last year, the fifth highest construction job-loss rate in the nation, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.
Georgia retailers are fighting to bring back the sales tax holiday this year. The lobbying effort comes despite state lawmakers’ reluctance, and the Tax Reform Council’s recommendation, to not bring it back.
Despite hopes a new car plant just over the Tennessee border would bring jobs to Georgia, that apparently hasn’t happened.
People in North Georgia thought Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant would bring jobs to the area, according to Dalton’s Daily Citizen.