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Digital Entertainment

Georgia is an emerging hot spot in the high-tech digital media and interactive entertainment industry and is poised as a global center of excellence. Digital media and entertainment software are significant elements of the creative cluster for Georgia and is growing at a remarkable rate.

Georgia offers you the optimal conditions and the best talent to help you succeed. With a hotbed of university talent and a growing digital media industry, abundant tax incentives, an affordable lifestyle and a host of logistical and cultural advantages, Georgia is on the cusp to become the South’s Silicon Valley.

Georgia’s affordable cost of living lets you maintain higher standards for the way you want to live, work and play. Georgia residents can easily reach more than 151 U.S. destinations and more than 80 international destinations in 52 countries via Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

  • 30% tax credit
  • Solid technology infrastructure
  • Creative workforce
  • Entrepreneurial business environment
  • Established digital media industry

Georgia’s rich and diverse talent pool assures a continuous pipeline of skilled workers companies in the state.

  • Georgia’s population is projected to grow at a rate of 46% between 2010 and 2030, adding an additional 4.6 million people to the state.
  • Georgia has a young population and strong in-migration.More than half the population is ages 20-54, and over 100,000 people move here each year.
  • The state’s 4.7-million-member workforce represents all levels of experience, education and diversity.
  • The Atlanta region is 1st in the U.S. for growth in highly-educated people ages 25-34 — the most coveted demographic in the nation.

Georgia is educating and training a skilled workforce

  • The Atlanta region’s rate of growth in number of degrees awarded is 2nd-highest in the country.
  • In the rate of growth of degrees awarded between 1989 & 2005, metro Atlanta universities rank
    • #1 in the engineering field
    • #3 in computer/information sciences

Georgia is home to world class institutions and innovators

  • The University System of Georgia is among the largest systems in the country, graduating around 44,000 students each year.
  • College enrollment in metro Atlanta is growing faster than in any other top U.S. higher education center, and is outpacing the rate of population growth in the metro region.
  • The Atlanta region’s rate of growth in number of degrees awarded is 2nd-highest in the country.

What are our key advantages?

  • Computer and engineering talent
  • Multimedia and animation talent
  • Educational institutions
  • A world-class entertainment industry
  • An abundance of creative professionals
  • A gaming ecosystem
  • Moderate cost of living
  • Low cost of doing business – a low corporate tax rate
  • Attractive Tax credits
  • Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the world’s busiest airport
  • High quality of life: temperate weather
  • A myriad of sports and cultural activities
  • Cosmopolitan, yet offering traditional “Southern Hospitality”
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  • The state's commitment to supporting companies working in new areas such as Augmented Reality has enabled us transition our experience into the marketplace, through students and startups, and will help Georgia become recognized as a leader in this area.
    Blair MacIntyre, Georgia Institute of Technology Augmented Environments Lab
  • The Interactive Design and Game Development department at the Savannah College of Art and Design is dedicated to preparing talented, highly focused and well-trained students, at both graduate and undergraduate levels, to be the leaders of tomorrow’s gaming and interactive design fields. We are thrilled and honored to be working with the State of Georgia to help bring opportunity to the next crop of critical thinkers and industry innovators.
    Luis Cataldi, Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Internap provides high-performance IT infrastructure services to numerous Georgia-based companies that share a common theme – the Internet is critical to the success of their business. Whether an online retailer, a major airline, a gaming studio, or a live streaming broadcaster, Internap’s customers are pushing the limits of the Internet and represent the future of Georgia’s digital economy.
    Eric Cooney, Internap
  • The state's entertainment incentives have supported our efforts to build an exceptional, Georgia-grown game development studio. We have relocated over a dozen experienced game industry professionals to Georgia and put them in mentoring positions with talented new graduates.
    Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios
  • With compelling tax incentives and a wealth of local resources, game developers and publishers will realize that Georgia is a great place to do business.
    Paul Condolora, Turner Broadcasting System Inc.