Grant & Loan Awards: Laurens County


Laurens County

Equity Fund: $200,000

Awarded: 09/13/2005

Applicant: Dublin, City of

Equity funds to assist with water and sewer improvements to support the construction of Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store and rest area located directly off I-16 in Laurens County. The Love’s enterprise, founded in 1964, has successfully grown into a Forbes private 500 company with 160 travel and convenience stores in 25 states. Dublin is the corporation’s third location in Georgia and was chosen due to the site’s good access and visibility from the interstate. In addition to providing infrastructure for Love’s Travel Stop, this project serves as a capacity building activity by opening up an additional 200 acres for future economic development activity along the I-16 corridor.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $4,930,620

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