Grant & Loan Awards: Ben Hill County


Ben Hill County

EDGE Fund: $200,000

Awarded: 10/28/2004

Applicant: Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Development Authority

EDGE funds to purchase equipment needed for the location of U.S. Paper Converters (USPC), a manufacturer of converted paper and paper products, to Ben Hill County. Fitzgerald Paper Converting, LLC, was created specifically for this project. The Fitzgerald facility will serve the southeastern market and represent the second manufacturing facility for this 25 year old company. The other facility is located in Appleton, Wisconsin. This project will create 40 new jobs within two years with private investment of $2.8 million. Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County is in competition with South Carolina.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $3,593,210

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