Governor Nathan Deal
State of Georgia
Under Governor Nathan Deal’s leadership, Georgia has risen to become the No. 1 place in the nation to do business, a goal achieved by creating the Competitiveness Initiative, reforming the state’s tax code, shaping its educational system to support its workforce needs and recruiting businesses to relocate to the state. Since January 2011, Governor Deal has cut state taxes, reduced the state government workforce, saved HOPE from bankruptcy, championed education innovations and implemented cost-saving reforms in Georgia’s criminal justice system.