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The rise of Georgia’s video game industry

It’s game on in Georgia as the gaming industry continues to grow. A new report released by the Georgia Game Developers Association revealed that the industry’s statewide economic impact exceeded $830 million last year. In fact, the video game industry in general is growing so fast that some believe it will reach over $300 billion by 2025, according to Forbes

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In Georgia, the video game industry employed more than 2,000 people in 2018 while 452 new gaming jobs were created during the same year. In addition, the report also showed that full-time employees in the industry earned more than $171 million collectively. 

“Our state’s game development industry has enjoyed unparalleled growth since it was added to Georgia’s entertainment tax credit program in 2005,” Andrew Greenberg, executive director of the GGDA told 11Alive. “We had eight studios in the entire state back then. We are now tracking more than 160 active companies involved in game development.” 

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