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More reasons why Macon is a great location for business
More reasons why Macon is a great location for business:
Middle Georgia fares well in a fresh set of statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Metropolitan Macon’s costs are just 88 percent of the United States average, according to the estimates. Of metropolitan areas between 200,000 and 250,000 people, Macon is the second cheapest of the 31 metro regions in that listing.
“A dollar can also go further in Macon than Savannah,” said Chris Thompson, a trial lawyer who was born and raised in Macon and moved back to the Middle Georgia city after 16 years of living on the outskirts of Savannah.
“You can get more house here, fairly substantially more house in Macon, than you can in Savannah,” said Thompson, who speculated Savannah costs more because it gets much tourism. His family now lives in North Macon, in Wesleyan Woods. Thompson said his family is happy, and his children love school. He’s also happy, too.
“I’m one of the people who loves Macon,” he said.
and there's more good news:
The unemployment rate in metro Macon dropped to 7.3 percent in March, down from 7.5 percent in February. The rate was 8.5 percent in March a year ago, according to a recent release from the Georgia Department of Labor. The number of jobs increased to 98,500 in March, up from 97,900 in February.