About Southwest Georgia
Located in southwest Georgia, Region 10 is comprised of 14 counties and is home to Albany State University, which has launched special programs in blockchain technologies, including data analytics and machine learning. Both Colquitt and Grady counties are active in the Archway Partnership, a University of Georgia program that brings together area leaders to prioritize local needs and identify projects that benefit the local communities and businesses.
The region is a sportsman’s paradise, home to world-class hunting. Major employers include Sanderson Farms, MillerCoors, Proctor & Gamble, Flowers Foods, and National Beef Packaging company.
Southwest Georgia 14 Counties Strong
home to more than 70 historical plantations
known as the "Peanut Capital of the World"
SouthLife Supply Co. | Small Business ROCK STAR
“Georgia is an amazing place for small business,” states Heather Abbott, co-founder of SouthLife Supply Company. “The resources that we found from our small business development team to our local chamber…Georgia and Thomasville in general are very unique places to be.” Aside from friends and family that served as the first test markets for SouthLife products, the Abbott's have also had assistance from the University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center as well as the Thomas County Development Authority. The success of SouthLife allowed the company to move to a new retail location on Broad Street in Thomasville.
Small Business ROCK STAR: Sweet Grass Dairy Making a sweet connection in Georgia
A landmark in downtown Thomasville, Sweet Grass Dairy operates as both a cheese shop and full-service restaurant. Like many entrepreneurs, Jeremy and Jessica Little knew that they could not succeed by working alone, and enlisted the help of groups within the community; including the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority of Thomas County, which helped in connecting the Littles to resources at the local and state level to provide assistance. They also received help from two of Georgia's Centers of Innovation – Manufacturing and Agribusiness and were selected to participate in the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection, which connected the Little's to resources and expertise, including FoodPic, the food lab of the University of Georgia.
May 15, 2023 Anovion Technologies to Create Over 400 Jobs in Bainbridge, Invest $800M in Manufacturing Facility
ATLANTA – May 15, 2023 – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Anovion Technologies (Anovion), a supplier of premium synthetic graphite anode materials for...
September 8, 2022 Georgia-based Troy Acoustics Expanding, Investing $40M in Thomas County
ATLANTA, GA – September 8, 2022 – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia-based Troy Acoustics Corporation (TAC) will invest almost $40 million in...
November 9, 2021 American Peanut Growers Group to Open New Processing Facility, Expand Shelling Plant
Atlanta, GA – November 9, 2021 – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced Georgia-based American Peanut Growers Group (APGG) will invest $85 million in expanding...
Thrush Aircraft is a global leader in the aviation sector, producing aircraft for agricultural spray operations. Through the help of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace, they were able to create their newest model, the 510G and added over 40 jobs to their manufacturing facility in Albany, Georgia. This video is the perfect example of the support the Center of Innovation for Aerospace provides Georgia-based businesses.
The Freedom Singers emerged from Albany, Georgia, in 1962 with a goal of educating communities through song about civil rights. By 1963 they were performing at the March on Washington and the Newport Folk Festival. Today, you can still hear these powerful songs at the Albany Civil Rights Institute at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.
This small community theater tells the folk-life stories of locals throughout Miller County, Georgia. This once abandoned, 100 + year cotton mill has been transformed into a grassroots cultural center in the area, and has brought a greater appreciation for the arts in the community, as well as enhanced economic development for more than 25 years.