Grant & Loan Awards: Twiggs County


Twiggs County

EDGE Fund: $1,580,000

Awarded: 10/16/2007

Applicant: Jeffersonville and Twiggs County, Development Authority of the City of

EDGE funds to assist with land acquisition and public infrastructure to locate a sporting goods distribution center in Twiggs County for Academy Sport + Outdoors. Academy will construct a 600,000 to 750,000 SF distribution center on a 150-acre site in the new Twiggs County Industrial Park. Academy is one of the nation's largest sporting goods retailers, operating 95 stores in the southeastern U.S. with 9,000 sales associates. They currently have one distribution center in Katy, Texas and retail stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. As a result of this project, Academy will create 250 new full-time permanent jobs by the end of its second full year of operation and at least 380 jobs by the end of the third full year of operation. Private investment is projected to be over $62 million. This project is in competition with South Carolina and Alabama.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $66,590,800

« See all awards for Twiggs County