Grant & Loan Awards: Evans County


Evans County

Equity Fund: $300,000

Awarded: 06/11/2008

Applicant: Evans County Industrial Development Authority

Equity funds for the purchase of a 41,800 square foot packing facility, office building and 17 acres of farm land in Claxton/Evans County for the expansion of BFG Produce, LLC (BFG) to expand its agribusiness. BFG was formed in 2006 by parent company, Buurma Farms, Inc., a producer and distributor of over 60 different vegetables, with farms currently located in Michigan and Ohio. BFG’s first season (2006-2007) was in Claxton and consisted of 100 acres of carrots and experimental trials of parsley, cilantro and dill. The Company plans to expand these operations, focusing primarily on the jumbo carrot market, and commits to creating 20-25 full time permanent jobs within the first two years of operation. Evans County has a large workforce and this project will greatly benefit and fit into the strategic plan of the county and region.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $1,050,000

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