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.