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View Poll Results: Which city is the anchor of SW Georgia?
Albany 25 83.33%
Valodsta 5 16.67%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-23-2018, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Which one of these cities are the anchor of the SW region of our state and which has a more viable future? Do you see these cities growing to be the next Macon or Columbus?
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:10 PM
 
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Albany and no
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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With its own T.v. market, cultural amenities, suburbs (Lee County), Albany, but with Interstate access I do feel like Valdosta is "catching up". In the future, who knows.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Albany and no
I concur. Actually I don't feel as if Valdosta is southwest Georgia though. Deep south GA, but not southwest.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Valdosta is not SW Georgia. It’s South Georgia. That said, Albany is the economic center of SW GA and Valdosta is the economic center of South GA.

Valdosta is currently slightly smaller than Albany, but it’ll grow to be larger and more prosperous.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Albany is the anchor, albeit a very rusty one.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Valdosta is not SW Georgia. Itís South Georgia. That said, Albany is the economic center of SW GA and Valdosta is the economic center of South GA.

Valdosta is currently slightly smaller than Albany, but itíll grow to be larger and more prosperous.
Where does SW Georgia start then? Is Thomasville SW or South?
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:51 PM
 
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I know a couple people in Albany and they we were just talking of this the other day actually...

Def Albany area!
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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I know a couple people in Albany and they we were just talking of this the other day actually...

Def Albany area!
I do have a few questions about both of these areas.

1. Albany has a bus service but why doesnít Valdosta have one?
2. Valdosta as a whole seems much cleaner than Albany, why is that?
3. Both have significant college populations but why donít they take advantage of it concerning development around their downtowns (Both Albany St and Valdosta St are relatively close to each cities business district)
4. Why doesnít Albany take more advantage of itís river. Whenever Iím there itís like an afterthought. I thought they would have a boardwalk like Augusta.
5. What is the main industry driving the economy in these areas.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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I'd say it's changing fast. Until recently it's been Albany, but the metro population of Valdosta is now surpassing Albany. This trend should continue, if not escalate.
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