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Expo boosts south Georgia economy

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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Of course, the Expo not only brings new technology to South Georgia, but also a lot of people who give the economy a boost.

The event attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country.

They come to check out the 4,000 product lines from 1,200 commercial exhibitors.

It gives farm managers a chance to capitalize on educational opportunities from university and college research specialists.

Throughout the 20-county region, the economic impact tops $16,000,000 for the three days.

"Those folks will load up cars, trucks, buses, airplanes and come to Moultrie Georgia, because they know when we are going to have the slate of exhibitors it is going to show the latest technology, so if they take a day away from their farming operation right in the heart of harvest season, they are going to learn something to improve their bottom line in the future," says Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Ag Expo Exec. Director.

Blalock says Moultrie and surrounding communities take good care of visitors and exhibitors.

Hotels within a 45 mile radius are filled this week.

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