Quality of Life
Thomasville and Thomas County provide the unique combination of great quality of life and the state of the art infrastructure necessary to support business. Located on the Georgia Florida state line, Thomas County is strategically located on six four lane divided highways. A combination of an excellent transporation system, both road and rail, and high speed internet and telecommunication makes Thomasville the perfect home for Flowers Foods Headquarters, one of the top two providers of baked products nationally.
Thomasville has a population of 18,413 and Thomas County has a population of 44,720. They both serve a five county area with a population of 144,000. Other strong economic advantages include:
STRONG INDUSTRY BASE - Thomas County has 120 existing industries from Flowers Baking Company, Flowers Headquarters, Cleaver Brooks, Hurst Boiler, Blue Bell Creameries and many more.
THRIVING DOWNTOWN AND RETAIL - Thomasville's downtown has over 70 unique retail shops and restaurants, an award winning Main Street program, brick paved streets in a historic setting and monthly events that highlight its destination status.
DISTINCTIVE ARTS AND CULTURE - Thomas County has an exciting arts community with the Thomasville Center for the Arts, Thomasville Entertainment Foundation and the Thomasville Music and Drama Troup.
STATE OF THE ART HEALTHCARE - Archbold Medical Center is a regional not-for-profit healthcare delivery system that includes four hospitals, three nursing homes, two home health care agencies and a network of high quality health care clinics, employing over 2500 people in the region.
EDUCATION IS A PRIORITY - Thomas County public school system offers a comprehensive educational system, with six schools including a charter school, they serve 5300 students. Thomasville City Schools provide innovative and strategically planned instruction to more than 3,000 students in four facilities. Brookwood School is an independent, co educational, college preparatory school, serving kindergarden to 12th grade. Thomas University is a 4 year co-educational university that serves the post secondary needs of South Georgia and North Florida. Southwest Georgia Technical College is a public 2 year technical college and provides business and industry with highly skilled graduates that are ready for work.