WHAT IS RURAL?
From small towns to crossroads communities, rural Georgia is not just the state’s far-flung, pleasant places, but also the people who call them home. In fact, 26% of Georgians live outside the state’s urban centers, and 120 of the state’s 159 counties are considered rural. Georgia’s most profitable industry, agriculture, is also headquartered in rural Georgia, and generates $74 billion dollars a year and one in every seven Georgia jobs. From military bases to movie sets, there’s a whole lot more to rural Georgia than any clear-cut definition can describe or calculation can quantify.
Georgians live outside
the state’s urban centers
120 of the state’s 159 counties are considered rural
AG = $74B
Agriculture is headquartered in rural Georgia, and generates $74 billion dollars a year
Georgia's Rural Center exists to lead all Georgians, no matter where they call home, to rediscover all that rural Georgia is and has to offer. Follow the links below to learn more about our work, submit a project idea or find an internship in rural Georgia.
We remind all Georgians of the vital role that rural people and places play in statewide success.
We find ideas that are working in rural Georgia and recreate them in other communities throughout the state.
We reinvest human capital in rural Georgia through internships and special projects.
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