Grant & Loan Awards: Union County


Union County

Equity Fund: $175,000

Awarded: 11/01/2006

Applicant: Fannin County, Towns County and Union County, Joint Development Authority of

Equity funds for Phase I of the Byron Herbert Reece Farm project to promote tourism within this region of the state. OneGeorgia funds would specifically be used to construct a 1,928 SF visitor's center that will duplicate the exterior appearance of the original Reece home. This project is a component of the Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Interpretive Center. The farm will be a focal point for Georgia's Appalachia presenting the historical legacy of the life and achievements of Georgia's greatest mountain poet/novalist, Byron Herbert Reece. In addition, this project expects to create four, direct part-time jobs as well as 30 indirect jobs and increase tourism in the region.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $2,927,160

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