Grant & Loan Awards: Colquitt County


Colquitt County

EDGE Fund: $2,275,000

Awarded: 09/01/2004

Applicant: Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority

EDGE funds to assist in the acquisition of the 1,068-acre site for the Land Application System. The Authority has applied on behalf of Sanderson Farms, Inc., a Mississippi based producer, processor and distributor of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. The company markets chicken products primarily under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors and casual dining operators in the southeastern, southwestern and western United States. The company intends to locate a processing plant on a 185-acre site located southeast of Moultrie in Colquitt County that will be annexed into the City. Georgia EPD requires that Sanderson develop a Land Application System for disposal of wastewater. This wastewater treatment facility site is in southwest Colquitt County approximately seven miles from the location of the processing Plant. This project is in competition with Alabama and Texas. The selected land application site is currently in agricultural or forestry production. The treated waste from the processing Plant will be pumped via a large sewer force main to this site. The force main will be installed along the rights of way of county roads and a portion of Georgia Highway 133.This project will create 1400 new jobs.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $86,159,100

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