Grant & Loan Awards: Houston County


Houston County

EDGE Fund: $598,640

Awarded: 11/30/2009

Applicant: Houston County Development Authority

EDGE grant funds to assist with site preparation in support of the location of Little League Baseball (LLB), Inc. LLB, a non-profit organization which organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues, has helped to organize over 200,000 teams (2.3 million players) in every state in the US and over 80 countries throughout the world. The Company is relocating its Southeastern regional headquarters from St. Petersburg, Florida to Warner Robins in Houston County to a new facility best suited for growth and expansion. LLB plans to construct 10,000 square-feet of administrative office/meeting space, practice fields, and enclosed one-story maintenance facility on 26 acres adjacent to the existing 29.56-acres Warner Robins American Little League complex. The location is expected to attract approximately 8,500 annual visitors to the area which over a 10-year period is estimated to have a $32 million regional impact.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $5,528,740

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