In physical size, Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River. All that land is put to good use economically. From its beginnings, Georgia has always been an agricultural state. And while business and industry have certainly grown prominent in modern times, agriculture remains a strong base of Georgia’s economy. Georgia is noted for it’s four ‘P’ products - peaches, peanuts, pecans, and poultry, but many more products are grown - such as the famous Vidalia onions, blueberries and strawberries, naval stores, and of course cotton is still a major Georgia product.
As mentioned, industry has also become prominent as Georgia has grown. Dalton is center to the world’s carpet industry. Elberton is noted for granite production. Poultry production is centered in Gainesville. Atlanta and Georgia’s other major cities are home to many significant corporations. In recent years, the film industry has found Georgia to be a good place to make movies. And Savannah is one of the South’s leading seaports.
Explore the links attached to this page for more information on Georgia’s rich and varied economy!