For over 100 years the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has worked to keep, grow and create jobs to make Georgia a better state for business. Their advocacy, policy and leadership helps them ensure Georgia’s economic competitiveness, attract new investments as well as promote growth and prosperity for all business. As the state’s largest business advocacy organization our areas of focus include both state and federal issues.
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The UGA Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University is a public service outreach unit that provides business and economic development assistance for Atkinson, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, and Thomas Counties in South Central Georgia. As part of VSU's Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration, the UGA SBDC is an essential resource for small businesses. Practical experience, combined with advanced education, gives our consultants the ability to apply current business theory to the challenges faced by today's entrepreneurs.