Many U.S. residents wouldn’t have fruit, meat, and nuts if it wasn’t for Georgia’s agriculture. The state is known as the No. 1 pecan producer in the world, and is among the leading producers of blueberries, peaches, peanuts, and poultry products. This business accounts for $74.35 billion annually of the state’s economy.
“Forrest Gump,” “Glory,” and “Sweet Home Alabama” are just some of the hit films that were made in Georgia. The state has the fourth largest entertainment industry in the nation with more than 800 film and television projects like the Vampire Diaries and best of all The Walking Dead! This has an economic impact of close to $6 billion in 2015. The industry is so diverse that even a Film Bar Mondays was created for the entertainment industry to socialize and network.
Georgia leads the nation in net electricity due to lumber and pulpwood production by 27 percent, renewable energy by 6 percent, coal by 33 percent, and natural gas by 34 percent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
With more than 250 facilities employing more than 18,000 workers, the automotive industry is booming in Georgia.
At a worth of $53.6 billion, tourism is one of Georgia’s most popular industries. About 14 million people visit each year in popular destinations such as Jekyll Island, the Georgia Aquarium, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, and the World of Coca-Cola. The tourism industry also supports more than 411,000 jobs.
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