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You may click on the image to the right to view the 2012 report on where our Lowndes County community ranks when compared to our peer and aspirant communities:

Houston, GALee, AL
Warren, KYMorgan, AL
Ouachita, LANash, NC
Clarke, GAFlorence, SC
Montgomery, TNForrest, MS
Rapides, IAFloyd, GA
Houston, ALWayne, NC

Click here to view the full 2011 Report.
Dr. Cynthia Royal Tori, a Professor of Economics at the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business, is a member of the Center for Business and Economics Research at Valdosta State University. Her presentation compared Lowndes County to our peer and aspirant communities. Her presentation can be viewed by clicking here.

Mara Register, Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Valdosta, shared a information from a recent report on community impediments for housing and economic development. Please click here for her presentation.

Dr. Andrew Carswell, Associate Professor of Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia, provided a comparison of where Lowndes County ranks when compared to other Georiga counties.
Nearly 100 Lowndes County community, spiritual and business leaders shared their thoughts and ideas on which peer communities impressed them the most and missing assets in our community that could help transform our local economy.
Chris Miller, Creative Cities and Consulting and Illuminomics, shined a spotlight on the results of our community-wide focus to grow average wages by specifically targeting high-wage, knowledge-based and creative jobs in our targeted business sectors: Information technology, Environmental Technology and Medical Services & Support. To view this presentation, click here.