Thomasville- Thomas County has one of the strongest economies in South Georgia.
A new report shows that it's ahead of the state and the nation. The Department of Community Affairs says Thomas County has steadily been moving upward in its ratings. One indicator is that Thomas has the highest per-capita income level in Southwest Georgia. Chamber of Commerce President Don Sims cites a "five-county joint development authority" as the other indicator. "We have in Thomasville, in a five county area, forty one percent of the jobs in that five county area. We consider that an economic engine," he says.
A third indicator to Thomas County's successful economy is its low unemployment rate. It's just over 4%, currently less than the state and national average.