Kemp says Georgia had record-breaking fiscal year, boasting job creation and investment

ATLANTA — One day after Stacey Abrams revealed her economic plan, Gov. Brian Kemp made a big economic announcement of his own.

Kemp said it was another record year for Georgia’s economy.

“We tell people all the time we live in the best state to live, work and raise our families in. And that’s the great state of Georgia. I believe that more than ever,” Kemp said.

Just three months before election day, Kemp announced what he says was another record year for Georgia’s economy.

At the Capitol, he told reporters the amount of investment and job creation in the state for the last fiscal year shattered previous state records.


“These are records that we will continue to build on because, as you know, we are never content to rest on our laurels here in Georgia,” Kemp said.

The governor says 50,000 jobs were created in the state over the past year.

The governor’s announcement comes one day after his opponent, Stacey Abrams, announced her own economic plan, saying she would use the state’s budget surplus to expand Medicaid.

“We can do it now. The math proves we can do it without raising a dime in taxes, and my plan is about how we get it done,” Abrams said.

Abrams said part of her economic plan also strongly endorses legalizing gambling in Georgia.