Atlanta and the Influence it Spreads Across the World: Welcome to the Peach Party

By Javon Chanel

 

With nearly 90,000 people making Atlanta their new home between 2016 and 2017 and more than 75,000 doing so in 2019, one may wonder what magnetic influence this city possesses. 

 

Atlanta houses some of the most influential artists and celebrities of this generation, including Usher, Monica, T.I., Gucci Mane, Migos, and many more. The city has long been a home for the hip-hop music industry and more recently transformed into a burgeoning site for the film industry. In 2008, former Governor Sonny Perdue signed a tax incentive to increase major film production in Georgia. Writer Eliana Dockterman’s article “How Georgia Became the Hollywood of the South: Time Goes Behind the Scenes” reveals that more major feature films were made in Georgia than in California, spending over two billion in Atlanta alone.

 

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