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Gov. Deal says keep movie industry tax credit

ATLANTA - A Disney crew was filming a soccer scene for "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" at DeKalb County's Henderson Park on Monday.

They've been shooting scenes for the movie all over Metro Atlanta since January.

It's just one of hundreds of film and TV projects that have made Georgia the fifth most popular location in the country.

In addition to the state's weather, local film companies and plenty of non-union labor, their main incentive is a state tax credit.

"I have personally been involved with several projects here on both features and television that would not be here without these incentives," says Georgia producer Tom Luse.

Since Georgia passed the latest tax credit in 2008, the state has hosted more than 100 movie and TV shoots, seen 30 new or expanded local production-related companies and added more than 2,000 jobs for a total of 25,000 industry jobs.

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Turner Construction Company employees are part of many in the industry at the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia’s (CEFGA) 7th annual CareerExpo this week. The expo is Georgia’s largest youth workforce development event for the construction industry.

More than 4000 students from across Georgia are attending on Thursday and Friday this week at the Georgia International Convention Center. 300 companies, trade associations and post-secondary education and training programs created interactive exhibits to demonstrate the scope of the industry and introduce students to specific career paths. The 2011 Expo simulates the construction of Arabia Mountain High School, Georgia’s first LEED-Silver public high school.  The sights, sounds, and equipment of a real construction site make the Expo an interactive educational experience.

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Atlanta Business Writers Headline March 17 PRSA Lunch

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