CNBC: Georgia’s workforce No. 1

CNBC ranked Georgia’s workforce No. 1 in the nation, while the state placed 10th in the cable network’s overall ranking of “America’s Top States for Business ‘09.”

Georgia placed third in two categories: Cost of Living and Transportation & Infrastructure.

The Peach State placed in the bottom half of the pack in Education (27), Economy (38) and Quality of Life (42).

Overall, Virginia placed first, followed by Texas, Colorado, Iowa and Utah. The network evaluated a total of 10 categories.

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darrellharrison.com

July 28th, 2009
3:08 pm

And I’m proud to be a part of that #1-ranked workforce. Props to all the hard-working (and over-taxed) Georgians out there. Way to go! :-)

reservoirDAWG

July 28th, 2009
3:27 pm

Second in transportation and infrastruture??? That’s a good one.

Lane Kiffin

July 28th, 2009
3:58 pm

If the infrastructure is so good why is Georgia tryin to leeach water fom the big T?? Sayin the states lines were drawn wrong in 1832….pleez!

Lane Kiffin

July 28th, 2009
4:01 pm

It could be worse. Our education is in the bottom 2/50.

CNBC: Georgia

July 28th, 2009
4:04 pm

[...] CNBC: Georgia

adios

July 28th, 2009
4:04 pm

Great workforce. High unemployment. Had to leave the state to find a good job.

dee sizzle

July 28th, 2009
4:07 pm

I agree with CNBC, that may be why it’s so hard to find a damn job here.

OZZFEST

July 28th, 2009
4:08 pm

Please explain WHO THE HELL judged our transportation to be 3rd best. Once again, the AJC fails you with fluff news.

william mcniff

July 28th, 2009
4:15 pm

bottom half quality of living? I came from NY so it must be really low. Too bad Sonny didn’t go for vouchers and elimination of the income tax for a state wide sales tax.

Jenni

July 28th, 2009
4:16 pm

You got the bad comments right. Bottom in education, economy and quality of life. Probabloy pretty high on a list for crime too!

Jenni

July 28th, 2009
4:18 pm

See, I can not spell.

tankandtank

July 28th, 2009
4:21 pm

If our quality of life is so bad why do we have so many Yankees moving here?

Hank

July 28th, 2009
4:30 pm

I live in Florida. We don’t have the best work force but we lead the nation in fat
guys wearing speedos at the beach. There really should be a law against that.

Clete

July 28th, 2009
4:53 pm

If the quality of life here is so bad, why are there more people moving into the state rather than out? This doesn’t make ANY sense.

Nate

July 28th, 2009
5:00 pm

“If the quality of life here is so bad, why are there more people moving into the state rather than out? This doesn’t make ANY sense.”

Because it is cheap. And probably because the people moving there couldn’t compete in the states they move from. I’ve seen plenty of people from DC that couldn’t cut it and move to ATL. If you can’t cut it in ATL, you don’t even want to try it in DC or NYC.

Virginia Dawg

July 28th, 2009
5:10 pm

After having lived in the DC area for 10 years I can understand why people would move to Georgia. DC has the 2nd worst traffic, one of the highest costs of living, the people are unfriendly and crime is rampant.

booger

July 28th, 2009
5:28 pm

People need to know what transportation means in this context. They are not referring to traffic conjestion or rapid transit availability. They are referring to means of moving goods. With the largest airport in the world, a major rail hub, and an interstate system which intersects in Atlanta, it is a very good environment for businesses which move goods.

The kind of transportation most of you are thinking of is probably part of qthe quality of life catagory.

news

July 28th, 2009
8:48 pm

Thanks booger, for clarifying.

janet

July 28th, 2009
9:36 pm

So it doesn’t cost much to have a poor eduction system and a poor quality of life. And that’s news? Georgia a great place to sell goods but a lowsy place to live if you are a child.

Mike lump

July 28th, 2009
10:13 pm

yes a “lowsy” place to be a child… or an adult that spells like a first grader!

DonH.

July 28th, 2009
10:59 pm

Now that’s funny Mike lump! All these crybaby complainers turn my stomach. “Delta is ready when you are” if you don’t like it here! Or rent a U-Haul and get out. Someone else is ready and willing to take your space here.

Native

July 29th, 2009
9:12 am

OVER-taxed? (according to DarrellHarrison). If anything Georgians are UNDER-taxed. If you want to have educated children, mass transit and less congestion, adequate police and fire protection and health services you need to get the money from somewhere — and that is taxes. They are a necessary evil, but they are necessary.

Tax the rich. So they make $80 million instead of $90 million this year. Cry me a river. Help out small business by providing government health insurance so that the small business owners don’t go bankrupt trying to provide it to their employees.

I’m out of Georgia. Need a better job, a public transporation system that goes somewhere. Where am I going — to DC!!!

Shadow 7071

July 29th, 2009
11:23 pm

Let me get this straight…CNBC says that we have the #1 workforce, we’re #10 in business, we’re #27 in education, we’re #38 in the economy and #42 in quality of life. Quite frankly none of this correlates. But then, what’s the source? CNBC.