Georgia’s creative community owes a debt to the film production tax credit.

Over the last several decades metro Atlanta and the rest of Georgia has grown significantly. It’s not uncommon for a native to drive down a street they once knew intimately and find the landscape unrecognizable from only a few years ago. In fact, the state’s population has been growing at almost 20% for the last decade. Some feel this growth has at least been helped by Georgia’s production tax credit.

Part of this mix has been a huge growth in the creative community. IATSE membership in the state has ballooned from the low hundreds in the 80s to the low thousands now. This means it’s now easy to find talented technicians for producing anything from scripted drama to commercial production. Read more about the good and bad implications for the state here.