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Georgia Grown News: Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

December 8, 2014

Founder’s Circle Feature Profile Georgia branch home to bakery, candy plant and more Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is …

Columbus, Georgia Recognized as a Best City for Global Trade

November 5, 2014

Columbus, GA, November 3, 2014 — The City of Columbus, Georgia was recognized today as a 2014 Best City for Global …

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Breaks Ground on Major Office Building

August 27, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2014   Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Breaks Ground on Major Office …

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, a national website that ranks …

Workforce. Property. And a pro-business approach.


  • Columbus, GA MSA unemployment rate for October 2014 is 7.8%
  • 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