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The Valley Partnership Puts the Best Regional Foot Forward

July 30, 2014

Founded more than 20 years ago as a tool for regional economic development, The Valley Partnership continues to put …

Kellogg to close Victory Drive snack plant; 325 jobs being lost

July 28, 2014

Chamber will work to help displaced employees find work elsewhere locally By TONY ADAMS …

Sunday Interview: Mat Swift says urban development ‘is a journey without an end’

July 28, 2014

Sunday Interview: Mat Swift says urban development ‘is a journey without an end’ By CHUCK WILLIAMS …

CNBC Ranks GA No. 1 State in U.S. for Business

June 25, 2014

CNBC Ranks Georgia No. 1 State in U.S. for Business Press release from the issuing company Wednesday, June 25th, …

Georgia maintains high rating in Kauffman/Thumtack Small Business Friendliness Survey

June 24, 2014

Thumbtack, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released Georgia’s results from the …

CSU launches IT Innovation Center to give clients competitive edge

June 12, 2014

New center’s focus includes business intelligence, cyber security, mobile all development By TONY ADAMS  …

Columbus featured in Georgia Trend June 2014

June 2, 2014

Columbus is featured in the June 2014 edition of Georgia Trend starting on page 51 : …

Teamwork Leads to New Walmart on Victory Drive

May 15, 2014

Walmart will open a 150,000 square foot supercenter on the site of the old Baker High School just off Victory …

Kodak to Invest in Columbus, Georgia Facility

April 28, 2014

Kodak will be adding a new manufacturing line dedicated to producing KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates. This …

BCBSGA to Build New Office in Columbus

January 27, 2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa), the state’s largest health solutions company, today announced it …

Columbus, Georgia Named one of Top 100 Best Places to Live

October 16, 2013

Columbus has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, a national website that ranks …

Workforce. Property. And a pro-business approach.

Workforce

  • Columbus, GA MSA unemployment rate for July 2014 is 9.1%
  • State-sponsored training programs
  • Military and Department of Defense spouses available for employment
  • Soldiers ending their military service at Fort Benning are seeking civilian jobs
  • Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development sites
  • Foreign Trade Zone #26
  • Available buildings
  • Convenient access to international airport and transportation network

Pro-business approach

  • Streamlined regulatory procedures
  • One-stop fast-track permitting process
  • Customized incentives to meet business needs
  • Successful public/private partnerships
  • Over $3 billion new capital investment and 20,000 new jobs in the last 10 years