Strong regional collaboration and a diversified Economy defined the preferred future.

The Middle Georgia Charrette and Regional Planning Initiative was the initial phase, preceding The Middle Georgia Innovation Project. A key outcome of the initiative was to identify a shared vision for the future, which could then be supported by strategic actions. The strategic action pillars were identified through in-depth stakeholder engagement work and represented the repeated themes that emerged throughout the process. The Middle Georgia Innovation Project has taken two of these pillars to focus upon:

  • Creating a regional innovation eco-system
  • Leveraging the region’s natural, technological and intellectual assets

The pillars are organized to support the scenario axes as follows:

Revitalizing and diversifying the regional economy

  • Leverage the region’s natural, technological and intellectual assets
  • Create a regional innovation eco-system
  • Promote a business and industry desirable location

Building strong collaborative and connected region

  • Build strong, connected and informed public leadership network
  • Building safe and vibrant communities
  • Foster an inclusive regional education system

The Middle Georgia Charrette and Regional Planning Action Plan laid out a stakeholder driven plan, underpinned by objective data analysis. The key features of the actions included a focus on collaboration, economic diversification and innovation. These features are at the core of the regional strategy and have been identified as the critical success factors for the future of the region.


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