The state’s economy has grown to be the ninth largest in the country.
But not everyone in Georgia is enjoying economic prosperity.
Take Athens-Clarke County, where 1 in 4 children live in poverty and over 28% of the population is poor.
Now, lawmakers are taking action.
The county government has set aside $4 million in the 2020 fiscal year budget to help the poor, calling it a "prosperity package."
GPB Morning Edition host Leah Fleming learns more about this initiative from Kelly Girtz, the mayor of the unified government of Athens-Clarke County.