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Economic Development

The Economic Development Department serves local governments, development authorities, chambers of commerce and local businesses with the goal of increasing the tax base, creating/retaining jobs and improving the bottom line for business owners.  This is accomplished in a variety of ways.  The three main areas of service include the following: 

  • Revolving Loan Funds which are available to local businesses at a below market rate,

  • development and administration of grants to local governments and development authorities to improve the infrastructure necessary for a business to successfully operate, and

  • completion of the Annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. 

Click on the drop down buttons under Economic Development for more information on each service.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 877-819-6348.

 

*CEDS Update*

 

 The River Valley Regional Commission is currently updating the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that covers 16 counties in West-Central Georgia. A comprehensive survey was used to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the region. Existing local economic development plans (Columbus 2025, One Sumter, Grow Randolph, etc.) were also used as a part of the process to generate a new River Valley CEDS. The document is being created using ESRI Story Map to keep the document simple and accessible to the general public and elected officials. Full details and documentation for the findings of the CEDS will be included in an extensive appendix.
For more on the CEDS process see CEDS 

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