Transportation

Affordable and accessible transportation is essential for businesses, especially manufacturers, to have ready access to get raw materials in and finished products out. Stephens County is perfectly situated for your business to access markets near and far.

Proposed 365 extension
GA 17 Widening Project
Stephens County highways
GA Mountain Region Commission Final Investment List Projects
Logistics Report

Road

The growing I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte offers many advantages for businesses. Most Stephens County industrial sites are six to 15 miles to the interstate, making transport an ease in this affordable business location. The GA Hwy17 widening project will offer four-lane unobstructed delivery access between your company and I-85.

Governor Nathan Deal announced that GA Hwy17 has been placed on the state's official "Freight Corridor Network."  The Freight Corridor Network presents a cohesive and complete map of the state's priority of roads for freight movements and highlights the key strategic highway routes that handle the flow of freight to and from locations in Georgia.  Designated Freight Corridor Map


Central Location within the Tri-State Area:
3 Miles from Highway 365 / 441 between Atlanta and Greenville
169 miles to Charlotte, NC
64.5 Miles to Greenville, SC
93.7 Miles to Atlanta GA

Close to Interstate 85:
6 Miles from Hayestone Brady Business Park
12 Miles from Meadowbrook Industrial Park
18 Miles from Downtown Toccoa

Highways in Stephens County:
US 123
GA 106
GA 365
GA 63
GA 328

GA 17
GA 184
GA 145
GA 105
GA 17A

Distribution Convenience

Toccoa manufacturers and distributors are two truckload days or or fewer from:
82 percent of the U.S. Industrial Market
79 percent of the nation’s largest consumer markets
77 percent of the U.S. metropolitan buying power

Rail Transportation

Amtrak train stops in ToccoaStephens County is served by both the shortline Hartwell Railroad and a mainline of Norfolk Southern Railroad between Birmingham, AL, and Charlotte, NC. Additionally, Toccoa is the only city in the seven-county area of Northeast Georgia with an AMTRAK stop; the Stephens County Train Depot celebrated 30 years of AMTRAK’s Crescent Line service in 2009.

Georgia Rail Map

Rail Accessible Sites & Buildings

Air Transportation

Local Airport -- R.G. LeTourneau Airfield
Toccoa-Stephens County AirportWith a runway length of 5,003 feet, R.G. LeTourneau Airfield is located two miles from Downtown Toccoa. It has two recently re-surfaced runways which can accommodate small jets. The Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority received a OneGeorgia EDGE Grant in December 2009 whichwas used to assist with construction of a 5,948 SF terminal facility at R.G LeTourneau Field. The airport is centrally located near the Georgia and North/South Carolina borders and serves as a gateway to the Northeast Georgia Mountains. This Level II airport handles comparable traffic to other Level III airports (Cornelia, Blairsville) and is Georgia’s northernmost airport before entering mountainous terrain, serving as a hub for Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain tourist traffic.

Commercial Airport -- Greenville, SC
Located just 63 miles from Toccoa on Interstate 85, the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport serves the region by offering flights to locations across the U.S.

International Airport -- Atlanta
Located 91 miles from Toccoa, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport, serving as a valuable hub connecting various cities and countries around the globe.

Ports are Easily Accessible

Georgia and South Carolina have accessible port facilities offering first rate services to and from locations worldwide. The closest ports to Toccoa are the inland Port of Columbus (204 miles), and the Port of Savannah (207 miles) and Port of Charleston (277 miles) on the Atlantic coast.

Port of Savannah
The Port of Savannah is located on the Atlantic Ocean in Georgia and specializes in the handling of container, reefer, breakbulk and RoRo cargoes. The Port has two terminals, Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal. Garden City Terminal is the 4th largest container port in the U.S. Both terminals are served by Norfolk Southern Railroad and Interstates 16 & 95.

Port of Charleston
The Port of Charleston is located on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina. The Port’s five terminals have the deepest channels on the South Atlantic coast, routinely handling post-Panamax ships and vessels drawing up to 47 feet of water. The port is served by Norfolk Southern Railroad and is accessible by Interstate 26, which links directly to Interstate 85.

Port of Columbus
The Port of Columbus is located in Georgia on the Chattahoochee River with access to the U.S. Gulf via the Tri-Rivers System. The facility is equipped to handle liquid bulk cargoes via barge traffic. The port is served by Norfolk Southern Railroad and is also accessible via Interstate 85.

About

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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Phone:
706-886-4242
Address:
31 W. Doyle Street, Toccoa GA 30577
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
E-mail:
tim@scda.biz
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