Top States for Business 2021

6. Georgia

Infrastructure, economy and workforce are positives for the Peach State. But not its record on inclusiveness.

Georgia Score and Ranking

Category 2021 Score 2021 Rank 2019 Rank 2021 Grade
Cost of Doing Business2082928C+
Life, Health & Inclusion11945--F
Business Friendliness1112216C+
Access to Capital1381010B+
Technology & Innovation972216C+
Cost of Living65811A-

Economic Profile

Governor: Brian Kemp, Republican

Population: 10,710,017

GDP growth (Q1 2021): 7%

Unemployment rate (May 2021): 4.1%

Top corporate tax rate: 5.75%

Top individual income tax rate: 5.75%

Gasoline tax: 33.96 cents/gallon

Bond rating: (Moody's/S&P): Aaa, stable/AAA, stable

Major private employers: Delta Air Lines, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company

Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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