State Quick Facts

  • Nickname: The Peach State
  • Capital: Atlanta
  • 2016 Population: 10,310,371
  • Gross State Product: $525 Billion
  • Total Nonfarm Employment: 5,466,700
  • Governor: Nathan Deal (R)
  • Senators: David Perdue (R), Johnny Isakson (R)
  • Representatives: 14

Support For Local Business

Senator David Perdue (R) “Small businesses are the engine for job creation right now in this economic turnaround.”

(Senator David Perdue, “Senator David Perdue Votes to Confirm New Small Business Administrator, Linda McMahon,” 2/14/17)

Representative Rick Allen (R) “As a former small business owner for over 40 years, I know the struggles that our small businesses face every day […] I know the impact small businesses have on our local economies and communities, which is why I continuously fight for policies that strengthen our nation’s job creators.”

(Representative Rick Allen, “Rep. Rick Allen Named Guardian of Small Business,” 9/16/16)

Business Highlights

Georgia’s 1 million small businesses represent 99.6% of all employers in the state and employ 1.6 million workers.

Women-owned businesses make up 376,400 of Georgia businesses.

Veteran-owned businesses make up 96,700 of Georgia businesses.

A total of 14,547 companies that operate internationally, competing in global markets on a daily basis for inputs, capital, and customers, export from Georgia.

Georgia exports reached $35.7 billion in 2016, with products and services going to 220 countries.

Nineteen Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Peach State.

Sources: Small Business Administration, U.S. Census Quickfacts, International Trade Administration, Fortune 500, FRED Economic Data, Bureau of Labor Statistics