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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Georgia is booming as a videogame development hub, says a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The RTP area is recognized as one of the largest game development hubs in the country outside California, but Georgia is making strides, too. That state has been using incentives to boost employment along with the presence of game related education at some 20 colleges and universities, the newspaper says.

North Carolina recently passed its own for digital entertainment.

Quoting economic development leaders, the newspaper says “Georgia has snagged hundreds of jobs in game development – from graphic design to software engineering to the atmospheric music that builds a game’s tension, and more are on the way.”

The surge over the past two years is triggered in part by state tax incentives, the report says.

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