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Georgia exports break records for third straight year

Brian Kemp at the state capitol: 8/11/22
At the state capitol on Thursday, Governor Brian Kemp unveiled his plan to dip into the state surplus to hand out $2 billion in tax refunds.

Governor Brian P. Kemp today joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) in announcing that the state surpassed $49.7 billion in exports in 2023, surpassing the record-setting $47 billion in 2022.

The state currently ranks seventh in the U.S. for dollar value of trade, with an estimated 87 percent of exports coming from small businesses.

Top exports included civilian aircraft products and motor vehicles, with Canada, Mexico, and China among the leading destinations. The Department observed significant trade growth with South Korea.

Georgia is home to the busiest and most efficient airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; the fastest growing and third-busiest container gateway in the U.S. at the Port of Savannah.

In addition, Georgia offers a robust rail and highway infrastructure, with more rail miles than any other state in the Southeast at 5,000 miles of rail and 20,000 miles of federal and state highways.

To read the full 2023 trade report, visit

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