LaGrange Economic Development was established for new & existing area business's to meet. We offer a wide vary of programs and tools to help you develop your business in and around the LaGrange | Troup County Area. For more information, contact Mike Criddle at +706 883 2055.
LaGrange became the seat of Troup County on December 16, 1828. LaGrange takes its name from General Marquis de Lafayette's estate in France. Lafayette, a French soldier and statesman, earned recognition as a supporter of independence during the American Revolution. The population of the city was estimated to be 30,452 in 2013 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
ECG's Economic & Community Development Service serves as a liaison between prospective businesses locating in Georgia and the ideal site to meet their needs. These efforts lead to community development and economic growth across the State of Georgia by exposing the perfect location for any business. For more information on the other services offered by ECG to community-owned utility systems.
The Troup County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1911 as the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce. It was chartered as a corporation on September 23, 1947. The original purpose of the organization was to promote civic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, social, and educational development for the city of LaGrange and Troup County. The organization urges community involvement in improving the city and county. This interest led to involvement in many projects and events designed to encourage people and businesses to move to this area. For instance, the organization advises on business hours and holidays for merchants, built a livestock barn, offers information to visitors about the area, works with charitable organizations, and publishes a monthly newsletter all in an effort to promote the county.
Troup County’s rich history and heritage, combined with a forward-thinking population, serve as a foundation for continued success in what has become one of Georgia’s premier communities. Since its creation by the State Legislature in 1826, Troup County has honed a worthy reputation as a center for commerce and a community of fair-minded people seeking to improve the lives of its citizens. This commitment to residents and passion for excellence has catapulted Troup County forward for close to two centuries.
In June 2007, leaders in Troup County and the cities of LaGrange, West Point, and Hogansville kicked off a two-year strategic planning initiative to create a framework for sustainable development. The goal of the effort was to develop innovative strategies for promoting quality growth, fostering healthy economic development, enhancing the quality of life of residents, and protecting Troup County’s natural environment, sense of place, and community.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.