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April 8, 2003

Albany -- National and International business leaders will tour Albany Friday when the state's Red Carpet Tour returns to Southwest Georgia for the first time in 7 years.

Southwest Georgia economic development officials were making last minute plans for hosting the Red Carpet tour's four hour visit to Albany.

38 business and industry heads from 16 states and 3 foreign nations will take part in the 44th Annual Tour of Georgia. The hope is the business leaders will be impressed enough to bring their industry to Southwest Georgia.

Television personality and naturalist Jim Fowler, who helped design the Parks at Chehaw, will be one of the speakers on the tour. Fowler said "How we treat the Earth affects our human welfare and our quality of life. And our national security. It's very important, and I'm very glad to see the businessmen of Georgia coming down and having exposure to a place like Chehaw Park."

More than 700 volunters will help greet The Red Carpet Tour visitors. They will be wined and dined at the Municipal Auditorium and Chehaw.

Lt. Governor Mark Taylor will be one of the hosts of the Red Carpet Tour visitors.

posted at 4:26 by jimw@walb.com