Our Mission

To grow, promote, and enhance economic development opportunities along Georgia's I-16 corridor through the synergies of joint innovation, information exchange, marketing, and partnerships.

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Population:

  • 3-county MSA with 2007 population of 329,329

Workforce:

  • 11-county labor draw area
  • Total population of 714,581
  • Labor pool of 333,871 within 45-minute drive

Education:

  • 17 colleges and universities
  • Total enrollment over 60,000
  • Graduating over 7,500 individuals annually

Manufacturing:

  • 224 manufacturers
  • Payroll of $803 million (2007)
  • Over 12,880 employees

Georgia Ports Authority:

  • 2.6 million TEU's shipped in CY (2007)

Healthcare:

  • 2 Major Medical Systems
  • Employ over 8,000

Military/Government:

  • Ft. Stewart/Hunter AAF employing 26,761 (military + civilian)
  • $1.2 billion in annual direct federal expenditure
  • Addition of 2 new brigades, totaling 3,900 soldiers and 8,000 support personnel, by 2011

Workforce:

  • Over 6.8 million annual visitors
  • Direct expenditures over $1.8 billion

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