The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) serves as Georgia’s sales and marketing division for economic development.
The agency traces its origin to a 1949 law that created the Georgia Department of Commerce. Governor Herman Talmadge appointed the agency’s first five-member board, and George C. Gaines was its first commissioner.
The state agency ostensibly works to attract new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for arts, film, and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.
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