Metro Execs Weigh in on Competitiveness

Business leaders from across metro Atlanta had their say Monday in what Gov. Nathan Deal called the most important non-legislative initiative of his first year in office. The Atlanta Regional Commission hosted an economic development summit on the campus of Georgia Tech, the fourth in a series of brainstorming sessions being held across the state this summer by the Georgia Competitiveness Initiative. Deal hatched the project to gather feedback from business executives on what the state should do to help create jobs as Georgia rebounds from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.