What was the economy of colonial Georgia?
The economy was (in the 1700's[the official colony of Georgia
had not been established until 1732, becoming the last of the
original 13 colonies]) mainly based off plantations (growing both
indigo and rice). Slavery didn't come until James Orglethorpe took
away the ban on slavery due to constant complaints from the
settlers. Cotton didn't come until later, when the cotton gin was
People made livings as blacksmiths, silversmiths, tailors,
pottery makers, and farmers.
The farmers grew cotton, indigo, rice and tobacco and they
traded and exported all the things that they grew.