"We are a multi-generational centennial family farm with deep connections and a strong commitment to preserving the heritage and legacy of agribusiness in Georgia."

-Clay Oliver, Owner, Oliver Farm Artisan Oils

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About South Georgia

Region 9 Map - Central East

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.

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Central East Georgia 17 Counties Strong

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Over $90 million

total Vidalia onion sales

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Dublin

location of Martin Luther King Jr.'s first speech

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Claxton

fruitcake Capital of the World

Area Counties
Appling
Bleckley
Candler
Dodge
Emanuel
Evans
Jeff Davis
Johnson
Laurens
Montgomery
Tattnall
Telfair
Toombs
Treutlen
Wayne
Wheeler
Wilcox
Businesses in the Region
Trane
Interfor
Thompson Hardwood
Claxton Poultry
Polymer Logistics
Guidoni USA
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"We looked at several regions in the southeast and very quickly decided that Swainsboro was an extremely good fit for Wincore's strategic expansion plans."
Clark Davis, President of Wincore

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.

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