2012 August

Economy, A Focus on Columbus

I came across an interesting article in the May 2012 Georgia Trend magazine entitled “Economy, A focus on Columbus.” Dr. Jeffery Humphreys, Director of the Seilig Center for Economic Growth at the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia notes that Columbus should be adding 1,400 jobs for 2012, as Ft. Benning, KIA and NCR continue to drive our economy. Humphreys also notes that home prices are holding up better in Columbus than at both state and national levels and that with more stable home values, less damage has been inflicted on household wealth.

Columbus is fortunate to have a great leadership that truly aspires to be the best mid-sized city in America. The investments made in our community in education, recreation, public safety, infrastructure, and more over the last 10-15 years have positioned our community for solid growth in the future. It’s a great time to live in Columbus Georgia!

Leah Braxton, Vice President Broker Services