About East Central Georgia
Located in East Central Georgia, and home to the first land grant university in America, the University of Georgia in Athens, Region 5 has a labor force of more than 300,000. Sixty percent of residents have either some college, a bachelor’s, or advanced degree. The area has a diverse industry base including manufacturing, food processing, call/data centers and logistics distribution.
Playing a role in more than 120 productions, Covington is well known as the fictitious town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, in the supernatural television phenomenon, The Vampire Diaries. The region is well known for some of the most outstanding food and beverage establishments in the state, along with well-known, challenging and exciting outdoor activities and extreme sports. Rejuvenate at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds at Lake Oconee, visit historic Monticello (home to Trisha Yearwood), or hike in the Oconee National Forest.