Game production in Georgia is aided by robust incentive programs. The Georgia Industry Investment Act was established in 2008 to support Georgia companies developing games and digital media for the global marketplace. Not only do the incentives support the growth of Georgia game developers, but they help grow our skilled and creative talent within Georgia’s digital media industry, building up a skilled workforce unique to the gaming community.
Georgia’s game and digital media industry is growing rapidly. The growth is due to a comprehensive suite of business assets that Georgia is able to offer game companies, including a pipeline of creative and technical talent; competitive incentives that positively impact a company’s bottom line; and an affordable lifestyle.
The core of Georgia’s digital entertainment and digital media industry is the development of digital content that blends art and technology for both entertainment and software applications. This cutting edge development is driven by talented individuals with expertise in software and artistic development including visual media, graphic design, animation, music and storytelling, as well as a wide range of technical computer programming and engineering talents.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development supports the thriving and powerful computer gaming, animation and digital media industries in Georgia with an impressive technology infrastructure, a highly-skilled workforce, and more than 15 Georgia colleges and universities offering full curriculum or computer game courses. Benefits for the game industry include:
- 30 percent tax credit
- Solid technology infrastructure
- Creative, steadily growing workforce
- Entrepreneurial business environment
- Established game and digital media industry
With a high quality of life, low cost of doing business, and a robust economy, Georgia is one of the most popular places to relocate in America. Known as the “Silicon Valley of the South,” our strong transportation and telecommunications infrastructure has made the region a prime location for reaching the global marketplace.
Backed by a pro-business climate, metro Atlanta has become a national center for entrepreneurship, forming an ideal environment for the growth of the high-tech game industry. From innovation to application, Georgia is establishing itself as a creative cluster and a hotbed for content creation, giving game and digital media companies in Georgia a competitive advantage over less established locations.