Deal names Carter to rural economic development post

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Amy Carter as deputy commissioner for rural Georgia at the Department of Economic Development, effective March 15.

Carter will direct state efforts to help rural Georgia communities become more competitive for economic development projects and develop strategies for attracting jobs and investment outside Metro Atlanta.

“Promoting the growth and success of rural Georgia is essential to securing a more prosperous state for generations to come,” Deal said. “Amy’s experience working with students and her time in public service have given her an understanding of the needs facing our educational system.”

Carter, a former high school teacher from Valdosta, is currently executive director of stewardship and development for the Technical College System of Georgia. She previously represented the 175th District in the state House of Representatives.

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