Washington County, Jefferson County, Sandersville & Elbert County Awardees

Mike Grundmann, Director of Advanced Manufacturing at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, presented the Elbert County Development Authority of Elberton & Bowman director, Rusty Warner, official certification,  partnership, and acceptance into the State’s Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD), during the Georgia Economic Developer’s Association (GEDA) conference.

“Last week, Elbert County was recognized for meeting twelve category requirements to obtain GRAD certification, and we are the only GRAD certified site, east of Athens,” stated Development Authority Economic Director, Rusty Warner. “Partnering with the State will ensure we have additional marketing efforts and reach-out, which will help us complete the build-out of these spectacular sites.”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development has added the Park to their interactive GRAD site page which will automatically place it in front of developers, corporations and site selectors.

Find the Site at Georgia.org. We are #15 on the list.

Elberton Industrial Park-Elbert County, GA

The Elberton Industrial Park is the 60th in Georgia to earn GRAD certified status.

GRAD designation indicates the Elberton Industrial Park is market-ready and includes several state level tools to assist in the marketing of the site, including:

  • Program benefits on the Georgia Department of Economic Development website
  • Highlighted listings on the industrial site databases of major electric utility Web sites
  • Continued presence in the Georgia Allies electronic newsletter targeted to companies and location consultants
  • Site awareness for statewide project managers and Georgia Allies partners

“Much advanced due diligence has already been performed, including Phase I, geotechnical investigation and wetlands delineation,” said Warner.

Site Statistics

Elberton Industrial Park, Mineral Springs Road, Elberton, GA 30635

The Elberton Industrial Park is located near the Elbert County campus of Athens Technical College, three miles from the county seat, Elberton, GA. The Site is served with all utilities including electric, water & wastewater, natural gas, broadband, and telecommunications.

  • Highways: INTERSTATE 85, 35 MILES–INTERSTATE 20, 45 MILES
  • Cities: DOWNTOWN ATLANTA, 105 MILES; CITY OF ELBERTON, 3 MILES
  • Local Commercial Airport: PATZ FIELD AIRPORT, 3 MILES
  • Commercial Airport: HARTSFIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 107 MILES
  • Water: CITY OF ELBERTON – 8″ MAIN
  • Sewer: CITY OF ELBERTON – 12″ MAIN
  • Electricity: CITY OF ELBERTON
  • Gas: CITY OF ELBERTON – 6″ MAIN
  • Telecommunications: AT&T (phone); ELBERTON UTILITIES (fiber optics)
  • Fire & Police: CITY OF ELBERTON – FIRE RATING CLASS 4
  • The City of Elberton keeps 500,000 gallons of water in storage on-site for commercial use.
  • Sewage-12″ sewer mains are used in the Park to facilitate large industrial users.
  • Gas-The City of Elberton (through the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia {MGAG} provides natural gas service for the Industrial Park. A 2″ high pressure {300 PSI} line serves the Park’s needs.
  • Electric-Power needs are met by the City of Elberton, Georgia Power, and Hart EMC.

“ GRAD certification is a way of establishing an inventory of sites where due diligence has been done, documented and reviewed, before a prospect gets here”, said Mike Grundmann. “This eliminates any surprises and delays. The Program has been very successful and has created over 4,000 jobs, to date.”

Other award winners also recognized during the ceremony included:

  • Jefferson County                                            700 acres
  • Sandersville                                                    122 acres
  • Baldwin County/Wilkinson County             307 acres

The Elberton Industrial Park is an integral component of Elbert County, Elberton & Bowman, perfectly suited for manufacturing or distribution. Already containing a small cluster of international and local businesses, the Park is well recognized.

More details are available on the web:

  • GoWithElbert.com/sites-buildings
  • Georgia.org/business-resources/certified-sites/

 

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