Site Selection's Recognition of Georgia as the #1 State for Business was only part of a banner year for the state

The Georgia Department of Economic Development has announced an overall 10 percent increase in job creation during Georgia’s most recent fiscal year.

According to a release from the Department, company expansion and new location announcements resulted in 31,656 jobs and over $6 billion in investment.

“These outstanding results indicate that Georgia is already perceived by companies large and small as the No. 1 place for business,” said Deal. “But we will not rest on those laurels. We will continue to cultivate a healthy, resourceful business environment that will attract the corporate expansion activity so important to providing greater opportunities for our citizens.”

“The previous fiscal year included several enormous projects, including Caterpillar and Baxter, that set a very high bar for the department,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “I’m proud that the hard work by our entire team, in collaboration with our many partners, enabled us to surpass that benchmark with even more job creation and investment.”

Earlier this year Georgia was recognized by Site Selection magazine as the #1 state in America to do business.