About West Georgia
This Southwest Central region has a workforce of just over 170,000 across 16 counties that stretch from Harris to Clay to Dooly. The largest city in Region 8, Columbus, is the international headquarters for financial and supplemental insurance giant, Aflac and the second largest employer in the area, TSYS. Fort Benning (military), heavy construction, banks and financial institutions, and health and medical services comprise the majority of jobs in the region.
Former President Jimmy Carter still resides in Plains, Georgia and is active with the Americus headquartered Habitat for Humanity. Take a ride on the world’s longest urban whitewater rafting course, or take a stroll through the more than 2,500 spectacular acres of Callaway Resort & Garden. Agribusiness and agritourism highlight the region’s deep agricultural roots.