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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 2:04pm

What Will Georgia's Job Market Look Like In 2020?

Google just announced it will spend $300 million to expand its data center here in Douglas County. That will create at least 25 new, full-time jobs (around 300 people already work there).

There’s no doubt tech is a growing industry in Georgia...but it’s not the fastest growing. That’s health care, according to the Georgia Department of Labor’s report on workforce trends for the year 2020.

When you combine tech and healthcare, you get a field like biomedical engineering. And that’s actually the fastest growing occupation in Georgia.

On the other end of the job spectrum: crop production in Georgia is predicted to have the most job losses outside the government.

On Second Thought host Celeste Headlee talks the future of Georgia's economy with Ravi Bellamkonda, chair of the biomedical engineering department at Georgia Tech and Emory.

Also joining the conversation are Dooley County cotton farmer Matt Coley and Emory finance professor Tom Smith.

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