Stephens County is ready to welcome new industry with an assortment of available buildings and a new business park with four-lane divided highway access to Interstate 85 along Georgia Hwy 17.
Commercial properties ranging in size from under an acre to several hundred acres and buildings of various sizes and configuration are available. Public utilities are available to all of these properties and buildings.
The crown jewel of our industrial development effort is the 420-acre Hayestone Brady Business Park only six miles from I-85 with rail sites, fiber optics and incentive programs for new and expanding businesses. Current tenants are Caterpillar, Crown Resources and North Georgia Technical College.
Sites are also available in the Meadowbrook and Stephens County industrial parks.
The SCDA is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses including industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate and regional headquarters and customer service centers. It also provides support and assistance with all other types of economic development projects.
The SCDA also works with existing businesses and industries to ensure their continued success. While recruitment of new industry is a significant function, aiding in existing industry expansion and retention is just as significant. About 80 percent of all new jobs in Georgia come as a result of existing industry expansion.
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