Kemp’s Extreme Policies Damaging Georgia’s Ranking for Business
Today, CNBC released its annual study, America’s Top States for Business, which shows that under Gov. Brian Kemp, the Peach State sank in the rankings from number six in 2021 to number ten in 2022. The decline in Georgia’s ranking for business comes as Kemp is running for re-election and pushing extreme, unpopular, and dangerous policies that:
After Kemp signed his extreme abortion ban in 2019, he said it was “fine” for businesses to leave the state and blatantly mocked industry leaders instead of taking action to protect Georgians’ jobs.
“These new rankings are bad news for our state — the result of failed leadership from a governor who cares more about imposing an extreme political agenda to please his base than protecting Georgians’ jobs. It’s clear that Brian Kemp’s disastrous policies are hurting Georgia’s business atmosphere, and it’s crucial that voters take notice and take action at the ballot box to elect a new governor like Stacey Abrams who will right the ship,” stressed Max Flugrath, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Under Kemp, the Peach State has also fallen in nationwide rankings of best states to raise a family. Georgia ranks near the bottom of all states on issues such as health and safety (46th), education and child care (39th), and affordability (42nd).
Read more from CNBC: America’s Top States for Business 2022: The full rankings:
GEORGIA SCORE AND RANKING
|CATEGORY||2022 SCORE||2022 RANK||2021 RANK||2022 GRADE|
|COST OF DOING BUSINESS||136||38||29||C-|
|LIFE, HEALTH & INCLUSION||111||39||45||F|
|TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION||162||12||22||B+|
|ACCESS TO CAPITAL||30||13||10||C+|
|COST OF LIVING||47||4||8||A-|
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