Job creation, new investment up in 2005

From the Rome News-Tribune:

In 2005, 182 companies announced new locations or expansions in Georgia that are expected to create 15,902 new jobs in the state, the governor’s office reported last week.

The job creation is a 35 percent increase from business and industry announcements during the year before. The Department of Economic Development also saw the dollar amount of investment increase by 30 percent for 2005, to a total of $2.68 billion in investments.

Here’s hoping that trend continues in 2006.


  1. 4ofspades says:

    This is good news, the problem is that stuff like Ford & GM plants get the headlines. Highly unlikely, given the relationship Sonnay has with the AJC, that it will get any play there.

  2. GAWire says:

    I definitely think this goes to show that economic issues are not going to drive elections in GA; however, economic conservatives have a powerful vote, that should not be underestimated, and these folks are definitely going to stick with Sonny and GOP candidates. This is not only good for the economy, but is also a good sign for Republicans in the General Election this year!

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