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Supporting the Sporting and Munitions Industry in the Golden Isles


Supporting the Sporting and Munitions Industry in the Golden Isles Southern Ballistics Research, LLC recipient of the first Share the Future award of 2021 As a business owner, what keeps you up at night? This is one of the questions that Sherri Pruitt, Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator, may ask when she meets with area companies. Sherri understands the value that a single meeting can have for the region: “This year I’ve personally met with dozens of local business owners in order to understand their needs and help supply them with the best resources and programs to enhance the overall business [...]

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Holiday Inn Express coming to Jesup


HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS COMING TO JESUP   Robert Wiggins, Jr., of RTC Investments in Baxley, GA, is happy to announce that their company has acquired the franchise rights to IHG’s Holiday Inn Express for Jesup. The location has been narrowed down to 2 separate land parcels. Construction of the hotel is planned to begin in March 2021, with an opening date of late 2021. IHG Franchises are in 33 countries around the world. There are over 2800 units open and over 700 in construction. The Holiday Inn Express brand offers competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. The Jesup franchise [...]

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Oaks on the River resort in McIntosh County


Participating in the Oaks on the River Luxury Boutique Resort groundbreaking were, from left, Darien Mayor Hugh “Bubba” Hodge; Bernard Sarme, managing director of Oaks on the River Luxury Boutique; McIntosh County Commission Chairman David Stevens; Art Lucas, president and Founder of Oaks on the River Luxury Boutique Resort; Dawn Malin, president and CEO of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority; and Joe Fraser, President of Fraser Construction Company. Provided photo A group of dignitaries and guests gathered Wednesday to mark the ceremonial groundbreaking for the newest addition to Darien’s historic waterfront revival, Oaks on the River Luxury Boutique Resort. Led [...]

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Atlanta’s Jacoby Development is planning a 700-acre mixed-use project in Camden County on Georgia’s coast


Atlanta’s Jacoby Development is planning a 700-acre mixed-use project in Camden County on Georgia’s coast. An aerial view of the site for the proposed Cumberland Inlet mixed-use development in Camden County, Georgia. JAMES COUGHLIN, CAMDEN COUNTY JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY By David Allison Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle The project, called Cumberland Inlet, calls for the redevelopment of approximately 722 acres of the former Durango Paper Mill site located within the city of St. Marys, and adjacent to the North River. The proposed project envisions 1,176,000 square feet of marina and marina facilities; a 140-room boutique hotel; 50,000 square feet of commercial, office [...]

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Golden Isles Business Helps Meet the Demand for Face Masks to Keep Glynn Running


Golden Isles Business Helps Meet the Demand for Face Masks to Keep Glynn Running Local organizations are working together to keep manufacturing employees protected during the COVID19 pandemic.  Glynn County, GA— Local companies in Glynn County, Georgia, are working together to produce and purchase face masks to protect employees in essential business operations. Island Drapes and Upholstery was making small batches of masks when they were contacted by the Golden Isles Development Authority to produce a large quantity for area industries. Auret Cavedo, the owner of Island Drapes, worked closely with the Development Authority to understand what her new customers were [...]

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COVID-19: Resources for Business & Industry


ECONOMIC RESOURCES FOR SOUTHEAST GA ALLIANCE COMPANIES This page is designed to help the economic development leaders, employers and the workforce in Southeast Georgia respond to the challenges of COVID-19. The Southeast Georgia Allaince would like to help those seeking answers, as well as help to protect health in the community. Below, we’ve begun to compile a list of programs and resources and will continue to populate this list with additional resources as they become available. Federal: OSHA – Guidance on Preparing Workplace on COVID-19 U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources IRS Coronavirus Relief  U.S. Economic Development Administration Disaster Recovery U.S. [...]

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The Golden Isles Development Authority announces finalists for first-ever Storytelling Grant


The Golden Isles Development Authority awards $3,500 to area businesses to help them with their marketing programs. Brunswick, GA  February 4, 2020— The Golden Isles Development Authority announced the finalists for their first Share the Future Storytelling grant for 2020. The Development Authority is excited to award four $500 grants to help the following businesses: Ed Hose Illustration, Radiant Consulting, Lang Building Supply, and Soul Work Rx, LLC. Lang Building Supply was identified as the top applicant and will receive an additional $1,500 to support their marketing program in 2020. All applicants, including non-finalists, were featured and promoted across the Authority’s social media [...]

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