Waycross hears about Economic Development

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Jana Dyke, Waycross club member and Executive Director of the Waycross-Ware County Development Authority was a guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Exchange Club of Waycross. Jana opened saying the Authority has six parcels in the Waycross-Ware County Industrial Park with water, sewer, power access and rail service. They are matching the $500,000 ONE GEORGIA EQUITY FUND grant with Ware County/Waycross $500,000 funds to have $1,000,000 for infrastructure and land purchase development for industry. They have all legals, appraisals and inventory requirements done for quick development. It provides “deal closure” funds when machinery, relocation assistance, and entrepreneur support are needed to “close”. They have 20 acres, 91 acre, RR attached, soil erosion approved plans, wetlands plan, 12″ water line access, Georgia Power access, all due diligence items done!  Also, they have a 198 acre site submitted to EDA and 4 sites with RR access, including an 18 acre airport site.

An industry they are working on has a 100,000 square feet first floor building with room to expand and are working with 3 industries. When US 84 is opened they will have truck transportation industry sites with highway frontages and road access sites.