Believing Who You Are

15 Aug 2022


It takes but a cursory glance at our list of top-performing non-metros, and a one-word theme emerges: Georgia.

Based on numerical tallies of projects that qualify for inclusion in Site Selection’s Conway Projects Database, Georgia placed two non-metro communities among the nation’s top five and seven among the top 50 during the 12-month period ending April 30. They range from the South Georgia town of Alma — which accumulated five qualifying investments totaling nearly $30 million of capital expenditure — to Blairsville (population: 725) in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Blairsville’s two qualifying projects include the $1.6 million Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Co. that’s begun producing “small-batch, handcrafted moonshine + spirits.”

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