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Dodge County hosts international representatives

Dodge County was one of just a handful of communities across the state recently given the opportunity to host lunch for the Georgia’s international representatives of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. 

Georgia has representatives in 11 international markets (Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and United Kingdom and Ireland) collectively covering 37 countries. These representatives help to keep Georgia globally competitive and represent Georgia’s international economic development interests in these markets. 

The representatives toured the Middle Georgia State College Eastman Campus, met with local leadership and observed the college’s flight training and airport management programs.

Middle Georgia State College President Dr. Christopher Blake highlighted that Eastman campus’ international student body is made up of nearly “500 students from 16 countries including Nairobi, Israel, Kenya, Costa Rica, Iran, Sri Lanka, India, France, Canada, Colombia, and Somalia.” 

The international representatives make annual trips to Georgia to visit different communities in order to gain insight to what makes the state so unique and to be able to better sell the state globally.

“It is a huge step for Dodge County have the chance to highlight such a strong selling point as the aviation school,” said Judy Madden, Economic Developer for Dodge County.

 “We’re extremely pleased to have the opportunity to showcase Middle Georgia State College, Eastman Campus with its emphasis on aviation to our international team,” said Madden. “We were able to share the promising future Dodge County has in the aerospace world.”

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