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State leaders look to students for growing Georgia's economy

Dean of Terry College of Business Ben Ayres Dean of Terry College of Business Ben Ayres
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia leaders say the future is looking good for the state.

They spoke about the growth forecast for jobs, state GDP growth, and relocating and attracting new businesses at an economic outlook luncheon Thursday.

The Dean of Terry College of Business Ben Ayres says the school's main goal is to prepare students to be leaders in business and in communities.

"We play an important role in the state's economy and we are very proud of our employment rate, but we will definitely have an increased emphasis on job creation and start-ups in the future," said Ayres.

He said the need for manufacturing positions is on the rise which is good news for many still looking for jobs.

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