Innovation in Middle Georgia Overview

Strong regional innovation ecosystems foster a strong entrepreneurial culture and a dynamic business environment. They provide long term resources that support the successful launch and scaling of innovation-based businesses, offering a suite of services for location specific enterprises.

This attracts new opportunities and investment based upon the strength and energy of the innovation ecosystem. Middle Georgia has a significant concentration of assets in the following areas:

  • Adaptive maintenance and manufacturing
  • Aerospace, drones and defense applications
  • Kaolin and mining companies
  • Corrosion testing
  • Healthcare and medical devices
  • Cybersecurity and software
  • Logistics

A high performing innovation ecosystem can be a primary economic driver by improving the innovation business climate. The Middle Georgia region has most key assets in existence today: human knowledge, technical expertise, higher education research institutions, entrepreneurial support programs and services and a friendly business climate. Areas of improvement are in respect to networks, including access to alternative finance and building a culture and climate to support and celebrate risk taking.


For more information about The Middle Georgia Innovation Project, please contact:

Angie Gheesling, Executive Director
Development Authority of Houston County
200 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Phone: (478) 923-5470