Georgia Department of Economic Development

Electric Revolution

A remarkable and deliberate shift occurred in Georgia’s automotive industry over the past five years and accelerated in the last 24 months. Seemingly almost out of nowhere, an entire electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem began to flourish. Since 2020, the state…

Northeast: Multifaceted Sustainability

Sustainability means not only preservation of natural resources, but also smart economic growth and planning that promotes equity, affordability and community balance. In Northeast Georgia, green comes in all different shades. For example, the largest recycler of aluminum in the…

Power On

In 2018, when Facebook announced it was opening a massive data center in Newton County, bringing an initial investment of $750 million, it had a big request: to be powered 100% by renewable energy. Fortunately, Georgia was ready and the…

Southwest Georgia: Open for Business

Economic development leaders across Southwest Georgia are all singing the same tune this year as they welcome continued growth in various forms, from population increases to new and expanding industries. With total investments in the hundreds of millions and new…

A Byte of Prevention

Much of the Southeast lags behind in any number of health statistics, from maternal and infant mortality to the percentage of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. So when John Showalter, M.D., chief product officer at the Metro Atlanta-based…

Applauding Positive Actions

As Georgia’s population and businesses grow, so does the need to wisely steward land, air and water for the ecological, economic and quality of life benefits enjoyed by residents. The nonprofit Georgia Conservancy has been working for more than 50…

Ecoadventures Abound in Georgia

Kayaks glide peacefully down Skidaway River, winding through pristine marshlands along Georgia’s coast, while a guide points out species of birds – including bald eagles, ospreys, pelicans, gulls, terns and cormorants – and explains why they need protection. Up north…