Business Action Plan Priorities
"I've been traveling across Georgia sharing what the future of our state will look like as we see dramatic changes over the next 12 years. Although our bigger cities continue to see substantial economic growth, our rural communities are struggling. While a lot of the data I've been sharing is shocking and even harsh to accept, it is a crucial and important conversation that must take place if we want to keep Georgia as the number one state to work, live, and do business. One Sumter is a great model of what other Georgia communities should be imitating. This powerful initiative is transforming the future of Sumter County by furthering economic prosperity, addressing harsh truths, and creating opportunities for residents. To that end, the Georgia Chamber is a proud partner and supporter of One Sumter, and we look forward to continuing to work together."
“Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, with over 340 employees, plays a fundamental role in Americus and Sumter County. Partnering with both Georgia Southwestern University and South Georgia Technical College; our vision for strengthening Workforce Development is bright. Phoebe Sumter Medical Center is excited to participate in One Sumter and fully supports the initiative toward coalitions of business and citizens for the betterment of our community.”
“One Sumter is an effort to recharge our community and focus on opportunities ahead of us and work together to achieve those goals."
“Smart, sustainable growth must be carefully planned and executed. The ASPDA’s Business Action Plan is an ambitious program, which will enable the Sumter County to put its best foot forward when competing for more and better jobs and a stronger economy. I urge all of the business leaders in our area to stand and be counted for the One Sumter initiative.”
“One Sumter removes all barriers so that we no longer have an excuse not to succeed."
"It's time for us to come together as a community family and unwrap our future."