As Georgians, we have a lot to be proud of.
Georgia leads the nation in many agricultural products. Georgia is #1 in the country (and 5th in the world) in poultry production. Georgia is #1 in peanuts, producing 50% of our nation’s peanut crop. Georgia is also #1 in forestry products, and is in the top 5 in producing Cotton, Peaches, Blueberries, and leads the country or is in the top 5 of producing many different vegetables.
Atlanta is a hub for transportation with Delta being headquartered here and Hartsfield being the busiest airport in the world. Once the port in Savannah gets deepened in a few years, the state of Georgia will be the most vital transportation hub in the entire Western Hemisphere.
Now the news coming out today that an Atlanta-based firm is going to buy the NYSE. Atlanta will now become a major player in the financial world. I don’t follow finance stuff as close as most, but I can recognize this is pretty signifigant.
You can do it all in our great state. In just a few hours, you can be from the beaches to the mountains, and see just about everything you want in betweeen. Jekyll Island, Georgia’s jewel, is as unique a place as anywhere in the country.
Sure , as a state we have our fair share of problems and obstacles. However, our state’s diversity is something that should be envied from every other state in the country, and something all of us Georgians should be proud of.