Benefits of Americus & Sumter County

  • An innovative, clean and safe city where citizens enjoy a good quality of life
  • Strategically located in the heart of the thriving sunbelt – with a population of over 33,000 – Sumter County offers a quality lifestyle and a cost of living that is below the national average
  • Perfect atmosphere for racing & testing at an elevation of only 479 feet, and weather conditions conducive to year-round activities
  • Has one of the most competitive local tax structures in the state
  • Provides convenient access to major growing Southeastern markets with efficient bypass routes for trucks connecting with U.S. Highway 19 (Magnolia Highway) and GA route 49, the county’s links to Interstate 75 and 85
  • Supports two fully developed industrial parks equipped with maximum allocation for electric, natural gas, water and sewer capacity; excellent rail service provided by three companies
  • Has a general public aviation airport with two runways, 6000 feet and 3790 feet long. One fixed base operator, Souther Field Aviation, offers fuel, aircraft tie-down, hangar, repair services, flight instruction and aircraft rentals
  • Boasts two outstanding colleges – Georgia Southwestern State University and South Georgia Technical College – which have joined forces to create the “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign
  • Home to two national historic sites: the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and the Carter Boyhood Farm in honor of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States; and the Andersonville National Historic Site, Civil War Village and National Prisoner of War Museum
  • Home to a beautiful and thriving Historic District – charming neighborhoods of Victorian, Classical and Antebellum homes shaded by ancient oaks and dogwoods, a legacy from generations of yesteryear

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