April 7, 2006
by Marcus McConico
Valdosta -- South Georgians rolled out the red carpet today for business leaders from around the world who could help bring new jobs to Georgia.
The 47th Annual Red Carpet Tour of Georgia arrived in Valdosta at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center. Community leaders-- even a choir and band welcomed four busloads of business leaders.
Valdosta residents lined Baytree Road and gathered at Valdosta Middle School and the courthouse. "We've done this forty-four years," said George Israel of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. "We have invited forty-four guest from around the world and we're trying to show the best parts of Georgia. Here in South Georgia is one of our best parts and we want to show that."
The tour began Thursday in Atlanta and will end Saturday in Augusta where guests will enjoy the third round of the Master's Tournament.