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The Entertainment Industry in Georgia

  • Travel and tourism generated $73B in total economic impact in Georgia (2022).

  • A typical movie on location spends an average of $50,000-$250,000 per day in the local economy, creating jobs and supporting the local hospitality industry (hotels, restaurants, retail). 

  • A one-hour television episode on location generates up to $150,000 per day.

  • The video gaming industry in Georgia stimulated almost $400B in economic output from 2017-2021.

  • Music concerts and live entertainment generated $2.7B in total economic impact in Georgia (2021).

  • Georgia moves to #2 in U.S. film stage space (2023).

  • Film and television as productions spent $4.1B in Georgia (2023).

  • Over 45,000 direct jobs are created in Georgia from the film and television industry alone. 

  • Videogame productions invested over $260M in Georgia from 2017-2021.

  • From July 2022 through June 2023, Georgia hosted 390 productions, including: 31 feature films, 55 independent films, 241 television and episodic productions, 40 commercials, and 23 music videos. 

  • Travel and tourism supports approximately 422,600 jobs directly and indirectly in Georgia (2021).

  • Travel and tourism generated more than $4.2B in state and local tax revenue in Georgia (2021).

  • Total jobs support by the music industry in Georgia is 45,122.

  • Concerts and live entertainment created 24,124 jobs in Georgia (2019).

  • New Georgia tax revenue generated from the video gaming tax credits equated to almost $13M. 

  • Total state and local taxes generated from concerts and live entertainment was $113M (2019).

Our Goals

Support and develop the most efficient and effective collection of entertainment tourism data.

Support entertainment industry workforce development with a focus on the tourism and hospitality industry.

Optimize and support
future entertainment tourism opportunities.
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