While there is no economic development playbook for the pandemic landscape, The Georgia Department Of Economic Development saw robust job growth over a number of industries. For example, the Peach State saw a 70% job growth in manufacturing food processing and logistics, Commissioner Pat Wilson told Invest:Insights. The state is up 40% in job creation from last year. Unemployment currently sits at 5.7% and the majority of that comes from the hospitality and tourism sector. The state has dedicated $1 million in tourism marketing to encourage travel and boost the sector’s recovery efforts, Wilson said.