6. Georgia

Infrastructure, economy and workforce are positives for the Peach State. But not its record on inclusiveness.

Economic Profile

Governor: Brian Kemp, Republican

Population: 10,710,017

GDP growth (Q1 2021): 7%

Unemployment rate (May 2021): 4.1%

Top corporate tax rate: 5.75%

Top individual income tax rate: 5.75%

Gasoline tax: 33.96 cents/gallon

Bond rating: (Moody's/S&P): Aaa, stable/AAA, stable

Major private employers: Delta Air Lines, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company

Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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