Georgia remains a national leader in job creation and economic development because of infrastructure improvements the General Assembly supported, Gov. Nathan Deal told lawmakers at the 30th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators Tuesday.
Deal addressed legislators on the third and final day of the Biennial, coordinated by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government to help lawmakers prepare for the next legislative cycle. The governor cited evidence of Georgia's success.
• For the fourth consecutive year, Site Selection magazine named Georgia the best state in the country to do business.
• In fiscal year 2016, the Department of Economic Development brought more than 25,000 new jobs to Georgia, a $4.4 billion capital investment.
• Also in fiscal year 2016, state revenue exceeded projections by 3.2 percent to reach 9.4 percent.
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit, has coordinated the Biennial for 58 years, working with the Georgia General Assembly to organize and assemble the resources and expertise needed to carry out the planned events. The Institute provides customized assistance, applied research and professional development for government leaders and employees across Georgia and internationally.