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May 13, 2017


Relocation can be a challenge for two-income households, but you can rest easier if the Chattahoochee Valley is your destination. Our diverse mix of business and industry stacks the odds for employment in your favor. Local and regional economic development strategies are also highly supportive of start-up businesses, creating the perfect environment for entrepreneurs. Whether it’s an entry-level step, a career change, the right match for your experience, or a business of your own, opportunities are waiting here for you.


Georgia Department of Labor Career Center

Alabama Department of Labor

Alabama JobLink

The Greater Columbus, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

The Valley Partnership Joint Development Authority

Hamilton, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Harris County Chamber of Commerce

Development Authority of Harris County

Taylor County, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Talbot County Chamber of Commerce

Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce

Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce

Auburn, Alabama Chamber of Commerce

The Georgia Small Business Development Center

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Georgia Resource Center

Teen Challenge Columbus


  • The Greater Columbus, Georgia Chamber of Commerce is over 160 years old. It was the first Five Star Accredited Chamber in the state of Georgia, and one of only 28 in the United States.
  • Columbus, Georgia was selected as the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s first  “Entrepreneur Friendly Community.”  Harris and Marion counties have also received this designation.
  • Columbus is also on Forbes magazine’s list of “Best Places for Business and Careers.”
  • Columbus-based TSYS  is the world’s largest processor of credit card transactions.
  • Synovus and AFLAC, both founded in Columbus, Georgia, appear consistently on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” ranking
  • East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama was the first hospital to be listed on Fortune magazine’s list of “Best Places to Work.”
  • Columbus, Georgia claims Dr. John Pemberton, inventor of the original formula for Coca- Cola, as a native son. A Columbus company was also the first in America to manufacture commercial ice machines – a match-up for the history books!



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