Grant & Loan Awards: Twiggs County


Twiggs County

Equity Fund: $186,632

Awarded: 01/18/2005

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

Equity funds to assist with site development costs. The applicant seeks to diversify the local economy through the development of a 115-acre industrial park adjacent to I-16 that was acquired in 2003 with an Equity grant. While the economy of the area has been tied to the kaolin and timber industry, more than 550 Twiggs County kaolin jobs have been lost over the last 3 years due to global competition. In addition, the timber industry has struggled, resulting in the loss of 65 jobs with one prominent company in the area. The county has been successful in passing SPLOST which will be used for construction of infrastructure in the park.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $1,267,780

« See all awards for Twiggs County