Who We Are

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, 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.

Our goal of building a better Valdosta-Lowndes County includes business and industry development. We are confident that our community can help your company become even more successful.

Please contact the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority for a customized proposal on how your business will benefit by being here.

Andrea Schruijer, Executive Director


Board of Directors

  • Mr. Brad Folsom, Chairman
  • Mr. John Crawford, Vice Chairman
  • Mrs. Terri Lupo, Secretary Treasurer
  • Mr. Tom Call
  • Mr. Jerry Jennett


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