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Georgia & Atlanta Business

Research Guide for Georgia and Atlanta business resources

Key Georgia industries

On this page are some sources for several key industries important in Georgia. Supplement these statistics, reports, and directories with information from a newspaper or Atlanta business sources:

Film/TV production

Georgia has extensive film/TV production -  facilities, shows in production, and more. A big part of the reason is the Film Tax Credit. Below are selected official reports from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts. If you want to dig further, search in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution or Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Brief information on companies, and also listing of companies by type of service in Film/TV, from official sources within the Georgia Department of Economic Development:

Real Estate

The real estate industry - whether home sales, new residential construction, commercial real estate (office buildings) -- is important in Georgia, and it impacts other industries. These sources from key industry organizations and also the U.S. Census Bureau can help you get a sense of this industry:

Agriculture - Georgia

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office has much information by Topic Area tab on their websitee. The office has branches in all 159 Georgia counties.

Key production for Georgia:

  • Pecans - Georgia is the largest supplier in the US (about 1/3 of total production), 88 million pounds per year.
  • Peaches - Georgia produces more than 130 million pounds per year
  • Cotton - Georgia ranks third nationally in cotton production and acres planted
  • Peanuts - Georgia is the number one producer of peanuts in the United States
  • Poultry and Eggs - Broilers and eggs are Georgia's two largest agricultural commodities, making up nearly 40 percent of the state's production value. 


The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) compiles much information on farms and commodities.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture has a Division, Georgia Grown, that helps to grow local agribusinesses. It also links to what's growing in Georgia, in season.