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'Small Business Revolution' finalist mayors meet

Americus is one of 10 cities vying to be featured on internet series 'Small Business Revolution.' (Source: WALB) Americus is one of 10 cities vying to be featured on internet series 'Small Business Revolution.' (Source: WALB)
Wednesday, a mayor from another finalist city, Bastrop, Texas, stopped by Americus to visit. (Source: WALB) Wednesday, a mayor from another finalist city, Bastrop, Texas, stopped by Americus to visit. (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Ten cities across the country are vying for one spot to receive business makeovers and be featured on an internet series.

Americus is one of 10 finalists for the web series "Small Business Revolution."

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Whichever city wins will receive complete makeovers at five or six of its small businesses.

The winner will be announced at the end of next month.

On Wednesday, a mayor from another finalist city, Bastrop, Texas, stopped by Americus to visit.

"Small business and small town really is the backbone of our entire economy," said Bastrop Mayor Connie Schroeder. "It doesn't matter if you're a small town in Bastrop, Texas, or a small town in Americus, Georgia. We're all facing the same challenges."

"This is what makes America great, that we're all competing for the same prize, and hopefully we'll both make it to the top 5," said Americus Mayor Barry Blount.

Last week, people from the show visited Americus for a tour.

For more information on the web series and what Americus is competing for, click here.

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