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Georgia quail hunt welcomes prospects

February 12, 2016 > Posted in Events, News, News & Events

Contact: Reedi Hawkins
                Director of Marketing & Research
                Albany-Dougherty EDC






(ALBANY) – Twenty-eight site location consultants as well as recruitment and expansion prospects arrived in Southwest Georgia this week to learn about doing business in Georgia while enjoying some of the best quail hunting in the nation during the 28th annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany.

The hunt, which is sponsored each year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Allies, the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission and Locate South Georgia, pairs statewide business leaders with guests whose companies or clients are looking to move to or expand in Georgia so they may learn first-hand about the state’s numerous benefits for businesses.

“Business thrives in Southwest Georgia, and we’re proud to show off our region of the state every year during the Georgia Quail Hunt, an incredible collaboration between local, regional, state and corporate partners,” said Justin Strickland, president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission. “Albany and Southwest Georgia’s infrastructure, skilled work force and low costs of doing business make this an attractive location for industry locations and expansions.”

Since 1994, guests of the Georgia Quail Hunt have invested more than $2.5 billion and created more than 8,500 jobs in the state as a result of corporate locations or expansions.

“Our guests learn about the assets we have to offer in Georgia and the services we can provide at all stages of a company’s growth,” said 2016 Georgia Quail Hunt Chair Daryl Ingram, senior vice president of Electric Cities of Georgia. “They experience some of the best quail hunting in the country while interacting with the governor, lieutenant governor, the commissioner of the Georgia

Department of Economic Development, numerous state hosts and local chamber and economic development leaders. We hope to leave them with a strong impression of why Georgia is the No. 1 state for business in the nation.”

“The Georgia Chamber has been a proud sponsor of the Georgia Quail Hunt since its inception in 1988,” said Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber. “It continues to be one of the premier economic development events in the nation, and we appreciate the support of our partners in continuing this valuable economic development event to attract and grow business in our state.”

In addition to the Georgia Allies, the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission and Locate South Georgia, corporate sponsors include Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, MillerCoors, PowerSports Plus, Glock and Heckler & Koch.