Over the past few years, we’ve seen the film industry in Georgia take off with a boom, generating $5.1 billion in economic impact that continues to produce a unique domino effect on job growth across the state. Not too far behind this industry is another hot sector that is poised for growth – digital technology and interactive entertainment. In 2012, the Georgia Video Game Industry Economic Impact Study revealed more than $1 billion in GDP contribution from this industry
As games become easier to develop, design and commercialize, the critical resources for success are found in the large supply of well-trained young people, from Georgia’s 20 colleges and universities, who know coding and graphic design. This makes Georgia an easy target for significant growth.
Read Asante Bradford, project manager for digital entertainment in GDEcD’s Global Commerce division, discuss this growth in Georgia’s Race to Digital Dominance, a feature in Hub Magazine. Find it on page 28.