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"Heart & Soul of Georgia" bus tour makes a stops in Valdosta

Larry Hanson Larry Hanson
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

State business leaders are helping educate Valdosta leaders about the importance of downtown development.
 
The "Heart & Soul of Georgia" bus tour is taking business leaders to downtown areas across the state to see what cities are doing. They also hear from city leaders about how important their downtown development is to their surrounding communities.

The tour stopped in Valdosta Wednesday.
 
"Our downtown is very important," emphasized Larry Hanson, Valdosta City Manager. "There are 8,200 jobs in our downtown, so that's about 20 percent of all the jobs in our city in our downtown."
 
The bus tour has stopped in Valdosta two other times since the tour's inception in 2001.

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