We Work For Health - Georgia is a grassroots initiative that unites health consumers, biopharmaceutical company employees and retirees, vendors, suppliers and other business, academic and community partners to demonstrate how these diverse groups work together to improve our health care system and strengthen both the national and Georgia economies.


Supporting High Quality Jobs in Georgia

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 11,611 jobs in Georgia in 2017. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 45,371 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 56,982 jobs across the Georgia economy. These additional jobs are with vendors and suppliers such as construction companies and I.T. companies, and jobs generated by the sector’s employees such as day care centers and restaurants.

Georgia workers whose jobs were supported by the biopharmaceutical sector paid a total of $754 million in personal taxes in 2017—$659 million in federal taxes and $95 million in state taxes.

Georgia's Economic Impact

In 2017, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $13.3 billion in economic output for the state of Georgia—including $5.6 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $7.7 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2017

$5.6 Billion
$7.7 Billion
$13.3 Billion

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