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By Don O'Briant:
Welcome to Georgia. If you are thinking of moving here or have already relocated, you can take comfort in knowing you are not alone. An estimated 30 percent of the state’s 9,544,750 population were born elsewhere. Georgia is the fastest growing state in the South, according to the latest Census figures. From 2000 to 2006, Georgia had gained 228,415 people from outside the United States and 378,258 people from within the country. In other words, Georgia has a diverse population that is getting more diverse. While some may complain about the influx of “foreigners,” in general the addition of people of other nationalities, other races and other skills is a good thing. After all, the people who founded the colony of Georgia in 1732 were a pretty diverse group. Although they came from England under the leadership of General James Edward Oglethorpe, they were English, Scots-Irish, Italians, Moravians, Sephardic Jews, […]