U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 02-19-2010, 03:53 AM
 
543 posts, read 792,010 times
Reputation: 40
Are you worried about the lack of jobs for Georgians? Do you appreciate the wonderful quality of life we enjoy in our rural counties?
There's a new bill in the State House that could make an important difference. HR1177 is the first step in bringing horse racing to Georgia.
Experts say that seven jobs are created for every racing horse - that could mean nearly 20,000 jobs for Georgians! Some of the jobs are obvious - trainers, jockeys, grooms. But think of all the collateral jobs that will be created in accounting, advertising and marketing, hospitality and construction, for example, plus all the new horse farms that will be established - supporting current landowners, barn and fence builders, veterinarians and farriers.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-20-2010, 04:33 PM
 
543 posts, read 792,010 times
Reputation: 40
There are significant economic benefits associated with horses and horse racing in Georgia. Horses represent almost thirty percent of the total livestock value in Georgia. In the 2004 Farm-Gate Value Report, horses ranked as the sixth largest agricultural commodity trailing only broilers, cotton, timber, beef, and eggs. According to the University of Georgia's Agriculture Business Department, Georgia is the third largest horse state. The good news is an Equine Commodity Commission Bill is now being considered. What benefits would the State of Georgia gain from horseracing? They include:

Enhancing agribusiness, breeding, and racing at Georgia's race tracks
Providing economic investment
Increasing revenues paid to city, county, and state government
Creation of jobs
Expanding area tourism
Providing property tax relief to Georgia citizens
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
7,681 posts, read 9,717,791 times
Reputation: 3209
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnatl View Post
I'd vote for it. Horse racing could be a great new industry for the State, imo. I personally have no issue with gambling, whether it be the Lottery or the ponies.
I'd rather see casino gambling than racing horse or dogs. You can't abuse a slot machine, and it's not dependent on weather.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2010, 02:10 PM
 
543 posts, read 792,010 times
Reputation: 40
I think these racinos have slot machines in them.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top