About South Georgia
This 17 county region is best known for its strength in the agriculture, food processing and manufacturing industries. Major employers in Region 9 include Chicken of the Sea, Trane Inc. and Claxton Poultry Farms. Three of the largest crops native to the area are pecans, cotton and Vidalia onions.
Laurens County boasts one of the highest concentrations of doctors (100+) and allied health students in Georgia, spearheaded by Fairview Park Hospital and the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center. The region is well-known for its historical antebellum homes and is also home to Southeastern Technical College, which has campuses in both Swainsboro and Vidalia.
Central East Georgia 17 Counties Strong
total Vidalia onion sales
location of Martin Luther King Jr.'s first speech
fruitcake Capital of the World
Introducing the 2018 Automotive Award Winners
The 2018 Georgia Automotive Award Winners represented the cities of Fort Valley, Dublin, White, Cairo and Braselton. “We have worked hard to cultivate the nation's best business environment, and Georgia's automotive sector continues to remain one of our top industries due to the vast resources and incredible workforce we have to offer. The 2018 Automotive Award winners have had a significant impact on our state's economy by creating jobs and investing in our communities, and have played a huge role in why we are continually named the top state for business,' said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. Check out the automotive leaders that keep Georgia moving forward.
May 11, 2022 Construction Materials Manufacturer Saint-Gobain ADFORS North America to Create 400 New Jobs in Laurens County
ATLANTA – May 11, 2022 – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Saint-Gobain ADFORS North America, a division of international light and sustainable construction...
April 21, 2022 Horticultural Container Manufacturer East Jordan Plastics to Invest $44 million in Toombs County
Atlanta, GA – April 21, 2022 – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that sustainability-focused East Jordan Plastics, one of the largest horticultural container manufacturers...
March 30, 2022 Georgia-based GovStrive Expanding Operations in Dublin-Laurens County
ATLANTA – March 30, 2022 – Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Commissioner Pat Wilson today announced that GovStrive, a human resources services and solutions...