Site Selection Ranks Georgia’s Business Climate No. 1 for Sixth Straight Year
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s business climate has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the sixth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade publication. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for six consecutive years under leadership by the same governor.
“For six years now, Georgia’s business climate has been ranked No. 1 in the nation, as people from all over the country have come to our communities to find opportunity, jobs, hope and prosperity,” said Deal. “Earning this distinction six consecutive times speaks to the immense strength of our business-friendly environment and the value of the strategic investments we’ve made across our state. Today’s announcement is the result of exceptional collaboration between public and private sector partners who create economic opportunities in Georgia’s communities, as well as conservative policies that attract more and more business to our state each year. I appreciate Site Selection once again recognizing Georgia with this honor and we are proud of the foundation that we have built and maintained for over half a decade.
“Here in Georgia, we have truly cultivated an economic environment that rewards hard work and innovation, generates investments in local communities and improves the overall quality of life for families. We have not been content to rest on our laurels, as we’ve cut taxes and made even deeper investments in our workforce since first earning this distinction. We are proud to be the No. 1 state for business and as we look to the future, Georgia will continue to take the steps necessary to attract industry leaders from around the world and help homegrown small businesses succeed. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve Georgia as governor as we’ve led the nation in economic development and I look forward to Georgia retaining its position as an exceptional place to do business, work, learn, and call home for many years to come.”