Area Business Summary
 
 
 
The Valdosta Metro Area is exploding with development!  Commercial and residential growth is apparent in nearly every part of the city and county.
 
Valdosta, Georgia's tenth largest city with a population of nearly 50,000 and Lowndes County with a population of over 100,000 is quickly becoming Georgia's fastest growing metropolitan area servicing over 320,000 in a 17 county region.
 
Lowndes County’s retail pull factor has consistently ranked in the top  5 counties in GA since the year 2000, and has ranked #1 out of Georgia’s 159 counties in total retail pull factor for 2 consecutive years.
 
 Effective Buying Income:
 

Lowndes County: $1,363,161,000
Trade Area: $2.8 Billion
Median Household EBI (Lowndes): $30,628
Buying Power Index:

 

 

 Retail Sales

Food and Beverage $127 Million
Food Service and Drinking Establishments $153 Million
General Merchandise $372 Million
Furniture/ Furnishings/ Appliances $38 Million
Motor Vehicles and Parts $305 Million
Total Retail Sales $1.8 Billion
 

 

 

 

Industry # of Firms   Industry # of Firms

Goods Producing

467 Service Providing 2,374
- Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 34 - Utilities 8
- Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 3 - Wholesale Trade 153
- Construction 312 - Retail Trade 572
- Manufacturing 118 - Transportation and Warehousing 76
--- Food 13 - Information 36
--- Beverage and Tobacco 1 - Finance and Insurance 132
--- Textile Mills 2 - Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 135
-- Textile Product Mills 4 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 209
--- Apparel 1 - Management of Companies and Enterprises 8
--- Wood 8 - Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 183
--- Paper 6 - Educational Services 16
--- Printing and Related Support Activities 10 - Health Care and Social Assistance 312
--- Petroleum and Coal Products 1 - Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 25
--- Chemical 9 - Accommodation and Food Services 267
--- Plastics and Rubber Products 14 - Other Services (except Public Administration) 242
--- Nonmetallic Mineral Product 6 Unclassified - industry not assigned 14
--- Primary Metal 1 Total - Private Sector 2,855
--- Fabricated Metal Product 17 Total- Government 90
--- Machinery 3 - Federal Government 33
--- Computer and Electronic Product 1 - State Government 33
--- Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component 5 - Local Government 24
--- Transportation Equipment 3    
--- Furniture and Related Product 8    
---Miscellaneous 5    
       
ALL INDUSTRIES 2,945