Grant & Loan Awards: Thomas County


Thomas County

EDGE Fund: $500,000

Awarded: 05/25/2005

Applicant: Thomasville Payroll Development Authority

EDGE funds to assist with the construction of a 75,000 square foot building for a ground beef products manufacturing facility. The Authority has applied on behalf of American Fresh Foods LP, a joint venture between American Foodservice Corporation and Fairbank Farms. The company will produce case ready and other fresh ground beef products for the retail grocery and food service markets in the southeastern United States. This project will create 60 new jobs in Phase I with the second phase creating another 40 new jobs (100 new jobs within three years.) This project is in competition with Baker County, Florida.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $16,125,000

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