For more than a year, the Atlanta region has been one of the top metro areas in the nation for new job growth amid the long-running economic recovery. Among the areas of growth seen in the Atlanta area has been in logistics, finance and tech jobs.
The roster of jobs wins notched by the state in fiscal year 2017 include GE Digital (250 jobs), an Anthem software center (1,800 jobs), a Sentury Tire factory (1,000-plus jobs) and NCR (1,800 jobs).
Deal said about 80 percent of the total project announcements were outside the Atlanta area.
Existing companies with Georgia operations accounted for about 60 percent of the job creation and investment totals, respectively.
Deal said fiscal 2017 was a strong year for foreign direct investment, with European firms picking Georgia for 51 project locations, totaling an expected 4,468 jobs. Asian firms, meanwhile, chose Georgia for 22 project locations and 1,445 announced jobs.
Financial technology and software and technology jobs both saw large increases over the prior year in terms of total jobs and investment, the state said.
In fiscal year 2016, the department tallied 25,341 new jobs and generate $4.4 billion in investment.
Pat Wilson, the state’s commissioner for economic development, said the 2017 fiscal figures “are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Global Commerce team as well as our economic development partners around the state.”
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