Governor Nathan Deal
Georgia is home to a plethora of tourist-destination gems hidden in the state’s 60,000 square miles. From the mountains up north to the ocean on the coastal side, Georgia understandably has a steady flow of visitors from all around the country (and globe!).
Each year, the Georgia’s governor hosts an educational and networking conference to promote a significant aspect of Georgia’s economy: tourism. Governor Nathan Deal explains, “Tourism has become a major industry in Georgia, generating an economic impact of $57 billion in 2014 and supporting 425,000 jobs, and the strong turnout for this conference demonstrates the strength of this economic engine".