In June 2007, leaders in Troup County and the cities of LaGrange, West Point, and Hogansville kicked off a two-year strategic planning initiative to create a framework for sustainable development. The goal of the effort was to develop innovative strategies for promoting quality growth, fostering healthy economic development, enhancing the quality of life of residents, and protecting Troup County’s natural environment, sense of place, and community.

The lead organizations, contracted with Georgia Tech to assist the community in this assessment and planning process. Through its Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) and Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD), Georgia Tech conducted research, assessments, and strategy development in support of this initiative. More than 200 individuals in Troup County participated in the assessment and development process. The final document was published in August, 2008 and action items with task assignments completed in August, 2009, ( Click Here for Plan )

The Leadership Team from throughout the county wanted the investment of time and financial resources to yield continued work and progress. This same team decided to create a nonprofit corporation to act as the leading resource for implementing the county Strategic Plan. The Troup County Center for Strategic Planning was incorporated on August 24, 2009 and approved as a 501 c (3) corporation under the Internal Revenue Code on May 25, 2010.