“The Valley Partnership’s comprehensive approach to economic development was a key factor in our decision to expand our operations in Columbus.”
Pratt & Whitney
Searching for the right place to locate your business or organization?
The Valley Partnership is here to help!
Our office is your one-stop for information about business development resources and opportunities in the Columbus,Georgia Region—one of the fastest-growing business communities in the U.S.
Rely on our team to help you:
- Analyze site options
- Tap into federal, state and local incentives
- Get specific information about utility availability and costs
- Determine workforce fit and access training resources
- Evaluate transportation resources
Some of the country’s most successful companies call the Columbus, Georgia Region home.
- A history of successful public/private partnerships
- A growing population of highly skilled workers
- A pro-business environment
- Established infrastructure created with growth in mind
- Small-town charm—and big-city amenities
- Family-friendly living conditions and a high quality of life
- A trade area of more than 570,000 people
- Email or call us today to learn more.
Learn more about the quality of life in our area
Fast facts about the Columbus, Georgia Region:
- Some of the world’s most successful businesses are located here including Aflac, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Exide Technologies, FedEx Ground, Kia, Kellogg, Kodak, MDV, NCR, Pratt & Whitney, Synovus, TSYS, The Waggoners Trucking and W.C. Bradley Co.
- Corporate investments of over $2 billion over the last five years
- Columbus is the third largest city in Georgia with a population of nearly 200,000
- Coca-Cola was developed in Columbus by Dr. John Pemberton, a resident in the 1860s
- Home to the first 5 Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce in Georgia—one of only 28 in the U.S.
- First city in America to manufacture the commercial ice machine
- Home of the one of the world’s largest credit transaction companies—TSYS
- Home to the Aflac duck!
Major employers in the Columbus, Georgia Region
|Muscogee County School District||6,000|
|Columbus Regional Healthcare Systems||4,000|
|Columbus Consolidated Government||2,943|
|St. Francis Hospital||1,800|
|BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia||1,400|
|Synovus Financial Corp||1,400|
|Columbus State University||1,010|
|MeadWestvaco Mahrt Operations||945|
|Johnson Controls Inc||925|
|Heatcraft North America||786|
|Harris County School System||700|
|Columbus Bank and Trust||618|
|WC Bradley Company||550|
|Pratt & Whitney||465|
PO Box 1200
Columbus, GA 31902-1200
Phone (706) 327-1566 or
Fax (706) 327-7512