SS8E2: Georgia’s Industries and Entrepreneurs

Georgia’s leading industries include agriculture, entertainment, manufacturing, service, and technology. Explore these various industries and learn about entrepreneurs who have impacted the state. The resources on this page are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence for eighth grade Georgia Studies: SS8E2 Evaluate the influence of Georgia-based businesses on the State’s economic growth and development.

Essential Questions for Georgia’s Industries and Entrepreneurs

  1. Why must entrepreneurs be innovative?
  2. What are Georgia’s leading industries and examples of Georgia-based companies in these industries?
  3. How does Georgia being the “transportation hub of the Southeast” promote its leading industries?

Primary Source Exploration for Georgia’s Industries and Entrepreneurs


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