Tourism officials from across the state are getting ready for a heritage and cultural tourism seminar this Thursday and Friday in Thomasville. Organizers hope the meeting will spotlight southwest Georgia
The state has created an online directory to help increase the global visibility of Georgia's exporters. The Department of Economic Development started the directory so international buyers can easily find Georgia products or services.
A new tourism marketing campaign emphasizes the state’s modern attractions. The Georgia Department of Economic Development is calling the campaign “The South with a Twist.” And it’s targeting women, because research shows they typically make the travel decisions for their families.
Ringgold, Sylvester and Thomasville are among the cities receiving grants from the state Department of Economic Development to support tourism growth. The agency is awarding $200,000 in grants to 23 municipalities, museums and other attractions.
Georgia exports rose to an all-time high of $28 billion last year. The US Census recently released information about the value of the nation's international trade. The numbers show Georgia's top exports are wood pulp, poultry, kaolin and carpet. Top destinations are Brazil, Mexico and China.
The state Department of Economic Development will spend more than $13 million over the next five years on a contract aimed at promoting tourism, film and global commerce. The contract with an Ohio-based marketing firm covers ad campaigns, media buys and sponsorships for the agency's three divisions.
A new historical marker unveiled Wednesday marks the event that led Georgia into the Civil War. The sign in Milledgeville will tell the story of Georgia’s decision to secede from the Union. Georgia lawmakers debated secession over three days inside the then-state capital building. Finally, on January 19th, 1861 a majority voted to leave the United States.