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Serving South Georgia

Atkinson | Bacon | Ben Hill
Berrien | Brantley | Brooks
Charlton | Clinch | Coffee
Cook | Echols | Irwin | Lanier
Lowndes | Pierce | Thomas | Tift
Turner | Ware

Our 19-county region is home to 20 colleges and university campuses, including a major state university in Valdosta.  With excellent access to the ports, rail, and interstates, agriculture and manufacturing are economic drivers within a diverse industry base.  More than 413, 000 people call Region 11 home. The area’s largest employers include Moody Air Force Base, South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta State University, and Mayo Clinic Health System.  

Anchored by Valdosta, the region has a strong sense of place as seen through its historic small towns, four state parks, symphony, theater, scenic rivers, and of course, North America’s largest “black water” swamp, the Okefenokee.

- Georgia Department of Economic Development (

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