Economic Development Bus Tour Visits Doerun and Moultrie

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, August 19th, 2019

The Cities of Doerun and Moultrie welcomed an Economic Development Bus Tour this week to display the great opportunity the Cities provide potential businesses interested in locating in Georgia.
The Bus Tour brought statewide project managers from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and from Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) to see the cities and infrastructure firsthand. It is a unique opportunity for economic development project managers on a statewide level to visit the community personally, be hosted by city personnel and learn what makes the community a desirable location for businesses. State project managers link business owners that are looking to relocate with communities across Georgia that fit the needs of the businesses. This exposure for Economic Development opportunities only heightens the potential for economic and business growth for these cities.
As public power providers, the Cities of Doerun and Moultrie own and operate their own electric utility, making the utility a financial and infrastructural asset to the community and an attractive location for potential business owners.
The Bus Tour was hosted by ECG and MEAG Power and toured fourteen Southwest Georgia Cities: Adel, Albany, Blakely, Cairo, Camilla, Crisp County, Doerun, Douglas, Fitzgerald, Moultrie, Quitman, Sylvester, Thomasville and Whigham. All cities are members of ECG and MEAG Power as Georgia public power providers.

The Moultrie Colquitt County Development Authority hosted the tour group in partnership with the Moultrie Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Moultrie Downtown Development Authority.  Additionally, local leaders joining the guests included Doerun Mayor Michael Campbell and Moultrie Mayor Bill McIntosh, as well as Moultrie City Councilman Daniel Dunn and Commissioner Marc DeMott, both members of the Colquitt County Development Authority.