Georgia Trend - July 2015

Carroll County: The Common Good

Leadership throughout West Georgia’s Carroll County gets top scores when it comes to playing well with others, and it’s a practice that’s paying off for the entire community. From healthcare and education to job creation and economic development, joining forces…

Pooler: Coming Into Its Own

Pooler, in western Chatham County, has been on the economic fast track for quite a while now. Sure, there was a slowdown during the Great Recession, but that period provided this city of 21,000 with some moments to step back…

Where Farming Meets Fun

Agritourism. While the industry may be as old as Georgia’s fertile soil, the term is just sprouting, relatively speaking. Janice Hale, operator of Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay, added tourism to her business portfolio in 1993, during a rough patch for…