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Cultivate Your Business in Valdosta, Georgia

Welcome to Valdosta-Lowndes County-a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy. In Valdosta-Lowndes County, we make it easy for small, medium-sized and large companies to establish healthy roots for success. The Development Authority continues to foster relationships with existing businesses to ensure they grow and prosper.

Once the flourishing capital of the Sea Island cotton trade, Valdosta-Lowndes County is now celebrated for excellent schools, livable neighborhoods, quality governance and a probusiness mentality. Continued success requires a strategic vision to maximize Valdosta-Lowndes' pillars of economic development: advance manufacturing, value added agriculture & food processing, green technology & alternative energy, and warehousing & distribution. Valdosta-Lowndes County is embarking on a bright and exciting future with state-of-the-art healthcare training centers, top-ranked specialty hospitals, championship golf, world-class education institutions and one-of-a-kind tourist attractions.

As Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority’s Executive Director, my goal of building a better Valdosta-Lowndes County includes business and industry development. I am confident that our community can help your company become even more successful. Please contact the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority for a customized proposal on how your business will benefit by being here.

Andrea Schruijer

Executive Director, Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority


“Valdosta has given Steeda the opportunity to be competitive in a world market to create more jobs.”
Dario Orlando, President Steeda Autosports


“All employees participate in the Georgia Works Ready program which demonstrates the company‚Äôs continuing commitment to support for education and the individual development of all employees, coupled with the hard work and willingness of the employees to improve themselves and CJB Industries.”
Clinton and Jeana Beeland, Owners


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Cultivate Your Business in Valdosta, Georgia. In Valdosta-Lowndes County, we make it easy for small, medium-sized and large companies to establish healthy roots for success.

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Experience the Advantages in Lowndes County. Valdosta-Lowndes County is the unrivaled transportation hub of the Southeast connecting companies to virtually every major market in real time.

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Andrea Schruijer, Executive Director

Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority
103 Roosevelt Drive
Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Building a Ground Breaking Community