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In 2021, the River Valley Community Compatible Development (RVCCD) Project began working with six rural communities around Fort Moore: Chattahoochee, Marion, Russell (AL), Stewart, Talbot, and Taylor counties. While protecting the rural character prized by these communities, the RVCCD Plan promotes economic development opportunities that build on the natural and cultural resources in the River Valley region. This project works directly with the communities to identify and implement opportunities to promote job growth and prosperity for local citizens as well as the long-term mission of Fort Moore – the region’s largest economic driver.​ The RVCCD Project is a partnership between the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the River Valley Regional Commission, Fort Moore, and others, with funding from the Department of Defense.

The results of this two-year planning effort are available through the link below, including many of the implementation actions that are already underway. The University of Georgia and its project partners will continue to work with these communities to execute this plan and enhance the long-term economic prosperity and resilience of this region.

The River Valley
Community Compatible
Development Plan


Meet the

Nestled in the river valley of the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers, these six rural counties with close ties to Fort Moore are home to rich natural resources, charming hometowns and unique historical sites. All of these counties are within a short drive to the metropolitan area of Columbus, which has all the big city amenities, while these communities retain the comfort and warmth of small communities and offer many opportunities to enjoy nature and the great outdoors. 


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community visions



Project Sponsors

Project Sponsors
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