Valdosta-Lowndes Economy Update

Valdosta-Lowndes County is below average when compared to 14 peer communities. Dr. Cynthia Tori, Valdosta State University professor of economics, presented “Lowndes County by the Numbers: How do we compare with peer and aspirant communities?” at the Economic Summit 2019 and Community Council Meeting held at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center. The following is a summary of the percentages and rankings broken down.

Overall Valdosta-Lowndes County ranked 13th out of 15 counties, which is down from 11th place.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, She Creates Business Conference, SEEDS Business Resource Center, and Valdosta Area Business Incubator Project display that there is still a chance for local entrepreneurs. For example, Georgia Beer Company, Azalea Health and 2Shoes used SEEDS to open their local businesses and the founders graduated from Valdosta State University. 

If you would like to learn more, check out the article in the Valdosta Daily Times.