Georgia 's State Of Georgia

1057 Words5 Pages
Peaches, peanuts, Vidalia onions, The Hunger Games, Vampire Diaries, Coca-Cola, and Chick Fil A. What do these four items have in common? They are all products from the state of Georgia. After being founded by James Oglethorpe in February 1733, Georgia became the thirteenth of the thirteen original colonies of the United States. It became a state on January 21, 1788 and has had five different state capitals: Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and the current state capital Atlanta. Georgia’s make up is predominantly rural with urbans cities such as Atlanta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, and Augusta. The elements that keeps Georgia on the minds of its citizens are its industries and politics. The top industries that make up the economy of Georgia are agriculture, finance, business services, government, and tourism. Georgia’s agriculture industry boasts top sales in chicken (both broilers and eggs), cotton, cattle, and greenhouse/nursery products. Because of the moderate temperatures and different soil types in Georgia, virtually any crop or cattle type can thrive somewhere in the state. One out of every seven Georgia residents works in the agriculture industry. The state of Georgia leaped to the top of a recent study that researched which state was the best to start a new business in. This is because of the small business tax credits and local incentives offered. Government is big business in Georgia. With 180 state representatives, 56 state senators, 14 US representatives, 2 US senators, and 16 electoral votes, Georgia has the most elected officials in state and federal Congress behind Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. The Golden Isles of Georgia, a 100 mile long strip of coastline with four islands, has always had its fair... ... middle of paper ... ...on and Affordable Care Act and for voting against President Obama’s Iran Deal. When Georgia is on your mind, you are sure to think of the vast agricultural crops that we produces such as peaches, peanuts, cotton, and onions. However, the great state of Georgia is much more than just agriculture. It is the home to many blockbuster films and television shows, corporate businesses, and tourist attractions. Tax breaks and incentives are helping Georgia’s economy. Housing over 250 elected officials in state federal legislation, Georgia has become a major center of political activity. Most of the rural parts of the state votes republican with more urban cities voting democrat. Georgia’s senators are on the first and second terms in office and have a tendency to vote how their constituents would vote. True to its motto, Georgia is a state of wisdom, justice, and moderation.
Open Document