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Georgia Named Top State for Business for 8th Consecutive Year

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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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