About Us

Planning for Georgia's Future

Welcome to the website of the
Georgia Competitiveness Initiative

The Georgia Competitiveness Initiative brought state government and the business community together since 2011 to develop a long-term strategy for economic development in the state.

Led by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Competitiveness Initiative is examining the state’s current strengths and weaknesses, gathering information and ideas from leaders from various regional and industries, and developing in recommendations that will ultimately stimulate job creation and economic growth.

To assist with this effort, Governor Deal asked both business leaders and government officials to serve on the Initiative’s steering committee.  These committee members have been engaged throughout the process adding their insights and expertise.