Grant & Loan Awards: Thomas County


Thomas County

EDGE Fund: $100,000

Awarded: 05/17/2007

Applicant: Thomasville Payroll Development Authority

EDGE funds to assist in the construction of a 31,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in support of the location of Bayly, Inc. (BI) to Thomasville, Georgia. Bayly, Inc., founded in 1865, specializes in manufacturing uniform headwear, or specialty hats, serving four distinct markets: police and fire departments, postal service, marching bands and the military. BI is relocating from Hollywood, Florida, where there are 30 employees. The company noted three factors in their relocation decision about south Florida included lack of skilled workers, business overhead costs for insurance and utilities and lack of a business friendly environment towards manufacturers.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $2,595,000

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