door, but those all around the world.
That saying has probably never been more true for Laurens County than
it is right now.
A recent announcement by the Dublin-Laurens County Development
Authority that it sent a representative to the worlds largest trade fair in
Hannover, Germany, shows just how far away and yet, how close, our
neighbors really are.
Over the years as Laurens County has grown, people from all over the
world have been drawn to its door. The small-town charm, the big-city
opportunity and the positive atmosphere here have led those from afar to
want to call this friendly, upbeat place home.
That quiet country charm amidst a thriving business environment and a
development authority that knows how to market the area has led those in
the business world to take a second look at our town. While we were all going
through the motions of our daily lives, the D-LCDA has been knocking on
doors around the world visiting with and building bridges to those who can
help the area continue to prosper, That was done by sending Cal Wray, vice
president of the D-LCDA, to make contact with companies from all around
the world at the trade fair in Germany.
While the economic situation may seem bleak now, now is exactly the
time to plan for the future because the economy will change and when it
does Laurens County will be miles ahead of the competition with its
The Dublin-Laurens Development Authority is to be commended for its
planning ahead for a brighter future for all of Laurens County and middle