Govenor Nathan Deal


Governor Nathan Deal delivered his final State of the State address earlier today. Deal touted the state’s economic recovery since the Great Recession.

”Seven years ago, Georgia’s unemployment rate stood at 10.4 percent. Since then, we have created roughly 675,000 new, private sector jobs and our unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over 10 years at just 4.3 percent,” according to Deal.

Deal also praised the work of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce team that helped to generate $6.33 billion in investment.

Governor Nathan Deal has announced the appointment of Athens-native Michael Thurmond to the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. Thurmond is the CEO of DeKalb County, and the former head of the Georgia Department of Labor and superintendent of the DeKalb County School District.  He is also the author of “Freedom: Georgia’s Antislavery heritage, 1733-1865.” According to its webpage, the association exists "to sustain, enhance, and protect Stone Mountain park and to provide historical, natural, cultural, and recreational resources for all who visit."