West Central

Columbus: Success Brings Success

The rumble coming from the south side of Columbus – to the tune of $2 million a day in construction work at Fort Benning – makes it seem as though the city is humming like a jet getting ready for…

Columbus: A New Economy

There’s a swarm of activity in west central Georgia. The hum of automated manufacturing lines, heavy machinery and futuristic processing systems is heating up the climate, in anticipation of some 30,000 newcomers converging on two gigantic developments: the opening of…

LaGrange/Troupe County: The Kia Effect

Just a few years ago Troup County, the westernmost county in Georgia along Interstate 85, could claim the title of former textile capital of Georgia, and not much else when it came to major-league economic development. Now, although there are…

Harris County: The Spillover Effect

The small-town way of life is touted and respected in Harris County, which lies just north of Columbus and adjacent to the Alabama line. Several cities, none with a population much more than 1,000, give the county a fragmented feel,…

Columbus: Seismic Shift

From its vantage point on the Alabama border, Columbus sits on what some say is about to become one of the hottest spots in the state. It’s been a long time coming, but a flood of jobs, residents, and assorted…