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Georgia has been the set for hundreds of films, commercials, photo shoots, music videos, television shows and series. The state’s diverse demographics, geography, moderate climate, production resources, and financial incentives have made it a desirable location for many producers.
The high speed broadband project bringing over 1000 miles of fiber-optic connections to the North Georgia mountains is not yet complete, but has already brought internet speeds 20 to 50 times faster than before to the local area schools and businesses
Starting a small business in Georgia has recently become more attractive due to new tax breaks, loan guarantees, and new partnerships with the state. These business incentives have helped Georgia earn top rankings in the number of new small businesses started and increases in entrepreneurial activity during the past decade.
Governor Nathan Deal recently signed House Bill 347 into law, cutting unemployment benefits to Georgians and increasing unemployment insurance taxes to businesses.
Corporations, beware: Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office has received complaints about a firm offering to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee.