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International Investment

Among the factors contributing to the state of Georgia’s impressive international growth are access to the world’s busiest and most efficient passenger airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the state’s young and skilled workforce, low costs of living and doing business and the increasing utility of the state’s seaports. While these assets draw international companies to Georgia, it is the welcoming business community in all corners of the state that keep them here.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development works closely with international firms looking to establish or expand business operations in the United States. We have representatives in 11 strategic global markets in:

China, Japan and Korea ▶
Israel ▶
Munich & United Kingdom ▶
The Americas ▶

All are eager to introduce you to the State of Georgia and to provide you with an exciting opportunity to bring your business to a region where it can grow and thrive.

GEORGIA’S INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT (II) TEAM
In Georgia’s Atlanta office we have an experienced II team which helps international companies to establish, relocate or expand business operations in Georgia. The Georgia II team can do business in more than a dozen languages and has extensive experience living and working abroad. Project managers are familiar with the cultural nuances of doing business in many countries and regions.

The II team specifically assists the executives of foreign-based businesses with an interest in locating in the U.S. by coordinating a variety of services that include:

  • Customized site searches for available buildings or sites
  • Information on operating costs, taxes, potential suppliers, industry sectors, etc.
  • Information on Georgia business and financial incentives
  • Access to programs for work force recruiting and training

As an additional service to the state’s international business community, Georgia offers a searchable database of international businesses located in the state. Search for international businesses in Georgia ▶

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INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES IN GEORGIA
Some of the major international businesses that have recently located in Georgia include:

Georgia recognizes that foreign direct investments typically create more jobs per project and have a high dollar amount. Georgia has a dedicated International Investment team that works to assist these companies in their location efforts, and we are proud to report the following results:

Year

II Projects Jobs Capital Investment

2012

117

6566

$2.82 billion

2011

88

4593

$1.64 billion

2010

72

4519

$747 million

2009

46

2160

$1.08 billion

2008

53

7001

$1.08 billion

2007

48

2836

$416 million

Contact GDEcD

For international investment assistance and to learn more about what Georgia can do to help you locate and expand your business operation, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development at 404-962-4000.

More About Georgia Benefits

Georgia’s industry-specific Project Analysts are available to help you with a wide range of business needs:

  • Site and building services
  • Location data
  • Community contacts and facilitation
  • Cost environment analysis
  • Coordination with state agencies

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