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Georgia is one of the more cosmopolitan of the southern states, anchored by Atlanta which is one of the nation's finer metropolitan areas and led by Athens, home to the University of Georgia.  It has a beautiful coastline and one of the nation's finest and most charming coastal cities in Savannah.  The state's central portion features a stretch of the Appalachians that has been home to the Cherokee tribe, hosted the country's first gold rush in 1828 in Dahlonega and was the scene of a bloody Confederate triumph at Chickamauga in 1983.


Georgia's economic health and growth are right on a par with the national average.  The median household income in Georgia is $58,000, exactly the same as the national figure.   The state has seen a respectable rise in payroll growth over the last two years that mirrors what the nation as done as a whole.  Among the fourteen southern and southeastern states Georgia ranks third in state gross product, trailing only Florida and Texas.


The state has a healthy economy and an aggressive State Department of Economic Development to keep the business growth strong.  The Governor recently announced a thirty five percent increase in the number of new or relocating businesses in 2005, compared to the previous year.  With Georgia Tech ensconced in Atlanta, one of the nation's oldest polytechnic institutions, the state has seen its share of biotech and high tech companies taking advantage of the work force coming out of the two great traditional universities there. 


In addition, Atlanta has seen an influx of young people who have strengthened their educations via continuing education programs or online universities to take advantage of the healthy economy.  Georgia is second only to Virginia among the southern states in terms of the percentage of its populace with college educations.  The quality of the workforce along with the beauty and affordability of the state make it attractive to new and growing businesses.


The state offers many lifestyle choices.  The college town of Athens features an active music scene and an equally active colony of new artists that utilize the city's network of galleries.  Macon is also known for its music scene and has been ever since the Allman Brothers emerged from that town in the late sixties.  You can take a compass and from the center of Atlanta, head to any number of fascinating places. 


Included in the Atlanta metro area is an assortment of towns, cities and corners that would be great places to visit or call home.  The town of Roswell has its antique alleys and historic homes.  Chamblee has managed to shoehorn almost 200 antique dealers into its commercial area.  Marietta features the Stone Mountain Park.  Decatur is the nightlife center with its clubs, fine restaurants and cutting edge theater district.


There's a lot to like about Georgia besides its climate and natural beauty, its parks and rivers and beaches.  The state has become an active cog in the nation's new economy and has the growing high tech industrial base to prove it.

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