WORKFORCE

Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia border the Region which provides access to a huge workforce – in excess of 1 million potential employees. Our growing workforce can launch you to success!

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Available Sites

The Southeast Georgia Region is situated directly on Georgia’s coast between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. Businesses located in the Region benefit from a wide range of economic assets that few locations can offer.

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Transportation
& Access

Many businesses consider the southeast Georgia region a prime location due to the tremendous transportation assets in the region. Transportation assets include rail, interstate, and access to the skies.

See how we roll

Population grew by 87,109 over the last 5 years and is projected to grow by 69,002 over the next 5 years.

Jobs grew by 72,300 over the last 5 years and are projected to grow by 47,577 over the next 5 years.

Region’s average earnings are $6.6K below the national average.

Below national average cost of living.

 

Where we’re located


 

SEGA Key Industries

Southeast Georgia has direct access to all major modes of transportation and is a place where people want to live due to the great quality of life, but the biggest asset the Region offers businesses is a great workforce.

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Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace and Defense jobs growth in the region is outpacing the national growth rate.
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Chemical & Plastics

Chemical Manufacturing jobs growth in the region is outpacing the national growth rate.
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Marine

From repair and refit to manufacturing, our region can support access to a highly qualified workforce as well as access to suppliers and distribution networks.
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Food Processing

Food Processing and Manufacturing jobs growth in the region is outpacing the national growth rate.
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Forestry & Wood Products

The region’s proximity to pine forests has attracted a diverse mix of wood product industries.
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Logistics & Transportation

Logistics and Transportation jobs growth in the region is outpacing the national growth rate.
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Featured Sites

Tradewinds Industrial Park

Tradewinds Industrial Park offers 687 acres with access to I-95 via a one mile drive over Hwy 99 to a completely undeveloped interchange, one of the few remaining on I 95. This industrial park is an opportunity to acquire a highly visible location (I-95) that is located perfectly in between the Port of Savannah and Jacksonville.

Brunswick Golden Isles Airport Site

This 2,000 acre Industrial Site is located at the Brunswick Golden Isles (BQK) Airport and is available for development and will give direct access to the runway.

Tidewaters Industrial Complex

A 355 Acre Industrial Site with GRAD Certification located 12 Miles from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, 20 Miles from the Port of Brunswick and 1 Mile from Interstate 95.

Port of St Marys Logistics Center

The Port of St. Marys Industrial and Logistics Center 425 developable acres with around 4,000 linear feet of waterfront for development into a dynamic, multi-use port, industrial and logistics center. Strategically located 8 miles from the open ocean and serviced by an active short-line railroad, 10 miles to major Class-1 railroad CSX.

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“Oaks on the River” groundbreaking ceremony in Darien

Art Lucas, from left, former state Sen. Ed Perry, Darien Mayor Bubba Hodge and Chris Harper, chairman of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority, dump shovelfuls of earth on the grounds of Lucas’ Oaks on the River condo and hotel development in Darien.  Article & Photo courtesy of The Brunswick News

DARIEN — Art Lucas called Wednesday a “bluebird day’’ as he led a ceremonial ground-breaking for a three-story condominium complex, a 40-plus room boutique hotel and a stand-alone restaurant all overlooking the Darien River.

Lucas stood before a mixed backdrop of shrimpboat rigging, sailboat masts, billowing wild rice and an excavator as he announced that construction would begin soon on Oaks on the River.

Work will begin first on the dozen 2,200-square-foot condominiums on the eastern end of the project that will stretch along the waterfront from the former George’s Boat Works to U.S. 17.

Standing on the bare, compacted building site, Lucas said that contractors will soon begin pouring concrete and that he is hopeful that his company, Lucas Properties, will soon strike a deal with a company to build a restaurant on the opposite end of the site. Lucas had said earlier he had an agreement but the would-be restaurant owner’s financing fell through and the deal was canceled.

If he can find another restaurant partner, the eatery at the former county development authority offices and the high-end boutique hotel will be built in the first phase and the hotel will go up during the second, Lucas said.

“Kind of a destination hotel,’’ that, Lucas said, he hopes will attract bicyclists and birders.

“It’s amazing how many birdwatchers there are in the world,’’ and many come to the Georgia coast to spot birds, he said.

McIntosh County has aggressively developed its bicycle trails to accomodate long rides including a path that stretches along Fort King George Road, where Oaks by the River is located, north to the historic Ridge community on Georgia 99.

Dawn Malin, president and CEO of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority, called it “a rooftop project. With rooftop projects come jobs.”

She also said she could never get tired of the view from the bluff.

Development Authority Chairman Chris Harper said he believes the project will, as Lucas predicted, be a draw to the county.

For Lucas, who grew up in McIntosh County, Oaks by the River is a homecoming of sorts. He had spent 38 years in Atlanta before coming back to the coast.

“I’m just glad to be back here and get involved in this community again,’’ he said.

He announced the project in spring of 2018 and, for all the positive economic impact it promised, ran into immediate opposition.

“We got involved with the oak tree,’’ he said.

The oak is an enormous live oak that has grown for many decades out of a tabby wall near the northern border of Lucas’ property. Lucas believed the condominiums would be far enough away from what has become the city’s signature oak that it wouldn’t be harmed. He had the assurances of an arborist that the oak would be fine, but he consulted a second who said the tree’s roots extended farther than thought.

Lucas then flipped his plans moving the condos as far away from the oak as possible. During a meeting before the City Council he said a development with oaks in its name couldn’t harm an oak.

A lot has already changed on the waterfront. All but two shrimpboats have been moved from the docks in front of the hotel property and, once work is completed on a possibly century-old yacht, George’s Boat Yard will also be gone.

Lucas estimated the total cost of the project at around $18 million but said it’s still far too early to put a firm number on it.

Article & Photo courtesy of The Brunswick News

 

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Dawn Malin is the new Executive Director of McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority.


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