At the event GGDA released a study prepared with accounting firm Habif, Arogeti, & Wynne and reported on by the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Business Chronicle. The total economic activity of the gaming industry in Georgia has grown from $73 million in 2008 to $1.6 billion in 2012. This figure is expected to reach $1.9 billion this year. A good deal of this growth is being driven by the Georiga Entertainment Industry Investment Act which offers a 20 percent tax credit for qualified entertainment industry productions including film and gaming.
There are over 75 game studios in Georiga supporting something in the range of 1,600 jobs. On average these jobs pay $85,000.
It's good to see a nice little gaming cluster forming.