State of Georgia

Settled in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, Georgia was the 13th colony formed. Since then, Georgia has grown and become one of the top places to do business in the country. Some highlights in Georgia business include: • Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, home to Delta Air Lines • CNN • Home Depot • Coca-Cola Georgia’s capital, Atlanta, was the home of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. and hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics. With about 200,000 teachers and state employees spanning all branches of government, a career with the Georgia government provides a lot of options. Georgia operates about 130 state agencies focusing on health, transportation, education, environment, and more. Photos courtesy the Georgia Department of Economic Development.