2017’s most fun states in America (WalletHub)


KSU lecturer: Georgia offers variety of entertainment-industry tax incentives

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 2, 2017) — Tyra Burton, senior lecturer of marketing and professional sales in the Coles College of Business, shared her expertise in a WalletHub article ranking the most fun states in America.

Should states provide tax incentives to attract professional sports teams and other entertainment draws?

"I can speak to Georgia's experience in luring the entertainment industry here," Burton said.

"Georgia offers a wide variety of tax incentives for entertainment industries ranging from film to music to gaming. In 2016, film and television productions generated an economic impact of over $7 billion with approximately $2.2 billion in direct spending. The tax incentives make this investment possible and provide jobs and economic stimulus to the state."

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu