Economic development bus tour swings through Coffee County
The Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority and the City of Douglas welcomed an Economic Development Bus Tour last week to display the great opportunity that the city could provide potential businesses interested in locating in Georgia.
The Bus Tour brought statewide project managers from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and from ECG to see the city and its infrastructure firsthand. It is a unique opportunity for economic development project managers on a statewide level to visit the city personally, be hosted by community and learn what makes the community a desirable location for businesses. State project managers link business owners that are looking to relocate with communities across Georgia that fit the needs of the businesses. This exposure for Economic Development opportunities only heightens the potential economic and business growth for these cities.
The group toured the new Satilla Industrial Park on Highway 441 South and was welcomed by community, business and industry leaders at the Douglas Airport during a brief reception.
“This is a great opportunity for us to showcase what makes Douglas-Coffee County such a great community for new business operations”, commented Stuart Smith, chair of the EDA. “We think we have something special here and we’re always proud to show it off to visitors.”
As a public power provider, the City of Douglas owns and operates its own electric utility, making the utility a financial and infrastructural asset to the community and an attractive location for potential business owners.
The Bus Tour was hosted by ECG and MEAG Power and toured fourteen Southwest Georgia Cities: Adel, Albany, Blakely, Cairo, Camilla, Crisp County, Doerun, Douglas, Fitzgerald, Moultrie, Quitman, Sylvester, Thomasville and Whigham. All cities are members of ECG and MEAG Power as Georgia public power providers.