Located in the central part of the state of Georgia and the seat of Bibb County, Macon is situated on the Ocmulgee River at the fall line, the whose incorporated line also extends up to the northeast to the Jones County. In the early 1840s, the area’s economy grew rapidly after the arrival of the railroad and Macon became a vital point for cotton-shipping. Macon’s industry is well-diversified which includes the manufacturer of aircraft parts, paper products, textiles, bricks, and tiles. The city has been a long distribution center and a processing center of farmland products for nearby areas. Services have played an important role in the economy as government employment is the main source of labor income in Macon.
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