While the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has served Peach State business interests for over 100 years, it’s easy to think of it as an Metro Atlanta institution.  After all their headquarters are downtown, their biggest members are in and around the city, and most of their advocacy goes on under the Gold Dome.  Well think again.

On Monday the Georgia Chamber opened its first ever regional office in Tifton, a town of just 17,000 in South Georgia just east of Albany.  The Georgia Chamber Center for Rural Prosperity, as the new office is called, seeks to serve rural communities who face their own set of challenges that often differs from those up I-75 in Atlanta.  The Georgia legislature has taken steps to address some of those issues in recent sessions, and the Georgia Chamber is right behind them to help.   

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