Grant & Loan Awards: Decatur County


Decatur County

Equity Fund: $200,000

Awarded: 12/01/2008

Applicant: Bainbridge and Decatur County, Development Authority of

Equity funds for the construction of public water, sewer and rail that will serve Phase II of Commodore Industrial Park with approximately 140 acres. Improvements include 8” water lines, sewer pump station, 4” force main, rail spur and an access road through the center connecting SR 253 to the south and Butler Ferry Road to the north. Southwest Georgia Oil Company’s (dba INLAND) new 10 million gallon biodiesel refinery is the anchor tenant in this Phase of the Park. The refinery represents increased vertical integration of company strengths into the innovative and rapidly growing alternative fuels market. Southwest Georgia Oil Company is a locally owned and operated Bainbridge company established in 1959 and a regional employer with 275 jobs. INLAND has invested over $5.7 million in construction and start-up costs and expects to create 18 jobs.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $7,895,570

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