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February 7, 2007

Dougherty County == 18 business executives from across North America spent the afternoon in South Georgia shooting skeet, as Georgia economic developers shoot to grow our economy.  State chamber of commerce officials are trying to convince the leaders to bring their business to the Peach State.

The 19th annual Georgia Quail Hunt got underway at the Wynfield Plantation. Sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the business executives will spend the rest of the week hunting quail and enjoying South Georgia hospitality.

Chamber officials say former guests of this hunt have brought more than 3 billion dollars in new industry to Georgia, creating more than 13- thousand, 500 jobs.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development Chief of Staff, Charlie Gatlin said "while they are here we get to build relationships with them, and talk about doing business in Georgia, and doing business in Southwest Georgia in particular. "

 Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will meet with the business guests at a dinner Wednesday night, and Governor Sonny Perdue will be in Albany Thursday hoping to convince them to expand their business to Georgia.  

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