Over the past decade, the city of Tifton has become a center for industry, retail and healthcare in South Georgia. Travelers from throughout the country know it best as the place to stop for rest and fuel on the way to Florida on Interstate 75.
It's many assets have kept it growing, even during economic downturns.
"We didn't really suffer those sort of extreme highs and lows that a lot of communities went through," says Tifton Mayor Julie Smith. "We have a pretty diverse industrial base."
In the heart of Georgia's farm belt, much of that industry is agriculture related, but over the years, it has expanded far beyond the farm. For the full article, click here.