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Governor's Office: 2013 Georgia job creation hits record high

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ATLANTA, Ga. - Governor Nathan Deal announced Friday that the Global Commerce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development produced a 10% increase in job creation during the most recent fiscal year. There were 389 company expansion or location announcements which generated 31,656 jobs and $6.07 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 increase in jobs and investment during fiscal year 2013 came about despite a slight (6 percent) dip in the number of projects worked by GDEcD’s Global Commerce Division, and despite the challenge of overcoming high FY12 numbers impacted by large job and investment numbers announced that year by Caterpillar and Baxter. 


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