Georgia’s TV Industries Continue to Explode

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According to the Motion Picture Association of America, the state of Georgia’s TV industries generated about $5.1 billion in economic impact in the past fiscal year. This is a $1.8 billion increased from 2013. Along with more than $5 billion in economic impact, the state’s TV industries generated almost 78,000 jobs. Governor Nathan Deal has done a lot to develop these industries by offering tax incentives and instituting programs to focus on the specific workforce needs of TV-related industries. According to Governor Deal and members of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the greatest challenge the state currently faces in attracting more TV industry-related growth is the shortage of skilled labor; studios are currently importing industry workers from other states and ideally they would be able to hire from within the state. Deal’s team is currently working with the University System of Georgia and technical schools to develop curriculum and programs designed to make Georgians better suited for work in the TV industries.

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