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December 8, 2003

Lowndes County - Commissioner Glenn Cornell is getting an up close look at how containers are made at the Letica Corporation. "I think this is an example of the kinds of things we're looking for," said Cornell. "The growth of this company is substantial."

He likes what he sees, and that's good news for the the economy in Lowndes County. "He's the one everyone turns to when they're looking at the state of Georgia, and whether we show up on the radar depends on how he fells about us," said Ken Garren, Director of Valdosta/Lowndes Industrial Authority.

Local business leaders hope Commissioner Cornell's visit will bring more jobs to the area. "When he goes back and meets with his staff, we want him to say, 'Valdosta's ready to continue to the next level,'" said Garren.

And the commissioner says this area has just what new businesses are looking for. "Leadership, which is the driving issue, and you can look around this community and see what's happened over the past 20 years, which is a direct result of the strong leadership you have here," said Cornell.

Leadership that will keep this area thriving despite the nationwide economic downturn.

posted at 2:30 by ashley.harper@walb.com