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REDISCOVERING RURAL

Georgia’s Rural Center exists to build healthy, vibrant rural Georgia communities with managed support and collaborative partnerships. 

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. The industry generates $74 billion dollars a year and one in every seven Georgia jobs. From the red dirt roads to the rolling mountains, and the military bases and movie sets in between, there’s a whole lot more to rural Georgia than any clear-cut definition can describe or calculation can quantify.

26%

Georgians live outside
the state’s urban centers

76%

120 of the state’s 159 counties are considered rural

$76B

Agriculture is headquartered in rural Georgia, and generates $76 billion dollars a year
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