Grant & Loan Awards: Jones County
Equity funds to assist with a 4-lane divided median entrance road that will extend 5,000 linear feet into the new Georgia Regional Industrial Park as well as signage for the new Park â€“ a 962-acre industrial park in the southern tip of Jones County. The Park is strategically located near four (4) neighboring counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Twiggs, and Wilkinson. The entrance road will be along State Route 57 â€“ The Fall Line Freeway. Currently, the only accessible roadways are old logging roads and are unsuitable for regular traffic. A major advantage is the Parkâ€™s close proximity to Norfolk Southern Railroad which leads directly to the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah and runs along the north side of the Park. The Authority has invested over $3.4 million to-date, and Equity funds are needed to move forward with Phase I of a 4-phase project to develop this large industrial park.