Exploding With Opportunity!
Reeling In New Residents!Troup County is an exciting place to be, no doubt, and that’s evidenced by the 2010 U.S. census which reveals Troup County’s population at 67,044, up 14 percent since the year 2000, outpacing the national growth of 9.7 percent.
“Such an increase is certainly welcomed
news,” says Chamber President Page Estes. “We know that Troup County offers an outstanding quality of life for residents of all ages, from young families to retirees, and we think the census results mean our message is getting across. Of course, Kia and their suppliers most likely played a large role in the growth as well. I think this is a very strong indicator for future investment.”
LaGrange & Troup County is home to more Fortune 500 companies per-capita, than any other community in America! LaGrange was one of the first communities to be recognized internationally for its advanced telecommunications network and continues to serve as a role model for the state and region regarding downtown development. It has also enjoyed an enviable reputation for quality healthcare facilities spearheaded by West Georgia Health and Emory Clark-Holder Clinic.
Boasting superb public and private schools, Troup County is home to four colleges: LaGrange College, West Georgia Technical College, Columbus State University, and Point University, which is slated to begin operations in the Fall of 2012 in West Point.
Nationally-acclaimed, West Point Lake's 26,000 aquatic acres and 525 miles of shoreline has been the site of major fishing tournaments, including the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series four-day event. Leisure facilities in the county seat of LaGrange are second-to-none.
The Arts have a prominent place in the cultural
development of LaGrange’s downtown. LaGrange Art Museum, The Center for Creative Learning, The Legacy Museum on Main, and Lafayette Society for Performing Arts all feature ideal entertainment and learning experiences. For over three decades, the Lafayette Society for the Performing Arts (LSPA) has provided performing arts opportunities for the entire community.
Troup County's 1,160 tourism-related jobs provide a $23 million payroll, according to the most recent available statistics. The local economic impact is estimated to be $124 million. An estimated 2.5 million people visit West Point Lake alone every year! Recently, Troup County has been the site of major movie productions headed featuring celebrities: Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton and Kevin Bacon.
Embracing "old south charm and new south vision", splendid examples of Antebellum,Greek Revival, Victorian, and Art Deco architecture are admired in LaGrange (founded in 1828), West Point (1832), and Hogansville (1870). Part of Troup County's charm is its devotion toward maintaining its heritage and welcoming lifestyles. Please enjoy viewing this publication online for a more comprehensive look at our multiple selling points. We hope it will inspire a personal visit!
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