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For more than 130 years, Georgia Power has remained steadfast in our mission to improve the quality of life and well-being for our neighbors, our co-workers, our family and friends, and our company. We continue that tradition every day by working with and investing in communities across the state to help them thrive and prosper. It is our ultimate goal to help Georgia grow its already robust economy – making it the preferred place to do business today and in the future.

You don’t have to look far to see why Georgia is continuously ranked as the top state for business. It offers global access via the world’s most-traveled airport, the largest single-container port in the country, top-ranked workforce training programs and high-quality technical schools and universities. Its competitive tax rates and business incentives, diverse talent pool and innovative spirit attract new businesses from around the world, and help existing businesses grow.

Our strong partnership with the state has generated $6.9 billion in development and brought more than 14,500 jobs to Georgia in 2017 alone. Thanks to these successes, Georgia Power was once again named to Site Selection magazine’s list of Top Utilities in North America for Economic Development in 2017.

That distinction is a testament to our commitment in creating a vibrant economic future for all Georgians.

Our best-in-the-business Community and Economic Development staff help achieve this by:

• Assisting new companies through the site selection process
• Helping with existing industry expansions and retention
• Supporting leadership development in local communities
• Facilitating strategic planning for communities to help them prepare for growth
• Supporting local, regional and state community and economic development partners in bringing new jobs and capital investment to Georgia

At Georgia Power, we promise to deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to 2.5 million customers across 159 counties every day. We know in fulfilling that promise with world-class customer service and a diverse generation mix — including nuclear, coal, natural gas and renewables — we are doing our part in making communities stronger and providing sustainable energy solutions to support future growth.

We look forward to many years working together with the State of Georgia and other organizations to drive economic development, ensuring that Georgia remains competitive for generations to come.

This testimonial originally appeared in Georgia Ports Authority’s publication, “Georgia: #1 State in the Nation to do Business.” The book stands as a testament to the business-friendly environment in the Peach State, which has become a global destination for companies in a wide range of industries.