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Georgia Named Top State for Business for 8th Consecutive Year



Area Development Magazine has named Georgia the Top State for Business for the eighth consecutive year, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday, Oct. 1 before he and First Lady Marty Kemp joined Augusta officials, business leaders and media in a tour of the Amazon Fulfillment facility in Appling.


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  1. Here is a classic approach-avoidance conflict. GA gets the Amazon fulfillment center and the jobs, but they come with Jeff Bezos, its multi-billionaire founder, who personally contributed to support gay marriage and mostly Democratic office holders and candidates, and recently gave $100M each to two CNN contributors. Money may not buy happiness, but it buys a lot of political and media influence and leverage. Another camel nose in the tent toward turning GA blue in future elections?

    PS: Expect a taxpayer-funded revision to Hardie Davis’ resume to add that he was solely responsible for bringing Amazon to the Augusta metro area.

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