16,000 new jobs created in first half of Georgia’s fiscal year

Nearly $6 billion in new investments created more than 16,000 new jobs in Georgia during the first half of fiscal year 2021, Gov. Brian Kemp said.

The number of new jobs and the amount of new investment represent a 40% and 47% increase, respectively, over the first half of fiscal year 2020. More than half of the new jobs created – 9,782 jobs – are outside of the 10-county metro Atlanta area, Kemp said.

“I’m incredibly proud of our world-class economic development team, the businesses who call Georgia home, and our communities across the state who have helped the No. 1 state for business continue
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