Georgia governor: ED ain't easy

Saturday, August 13, 2005

In a candid presentation to a Canadian audience, Georgia's governor admitted that economic development was harder than it used to be. Georgia's relatively inexpensive labor pool is no longer the strong selling point it once was.

In response, the Governor's strategy has been to promote his state's strengths, particularly for location, ports and infrastructure.

According to the state's labor commissioner, "The old strong -- back, low -- wage workers won't be able to compete in the 21st century. You can't compete with low wages of other countries. It's a major sea change in how we build economic opportunity." Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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