Valdosta -- The City of Valdosta has hired a new Economic Development Coordinator.
Ruby Riesinger is the first to fill this position created in last years budget. With the rapid growth Valdosta has seen in the past few years, Riesinger is hoping to steer future growth in the right direction.
"The City of Valdosta is a wonderful place to live," she said. "As we prepare for the future its always better to be proactive in seeking the right retailers, restaurants and businesses to come to town so we've got many things in place to help businesses start and flourish in this area."
The position of Economic Development Coordinator is the only one like it in the state. The city is now working to develop four new hotels in the area as well as additional retailers.