Grant & Loan Awards: McIntosh County
Equity funds for street, water and sewer improvements to serve a 400-acre addition to the McIntosh County Industrial Park located along Interstate Highway 95 near Darien. The Authority has purchased 400 acres to expand the Park. They need assistance, however, in extending infrastructure for Phase II. The County is located along I-95 between Savannah and Jacksonville and bordered on its east by the Atlantic Ocean. It is strategically located for regional distribution and manufacturing centers serving the eastern seaboard and/or export markets through the Savannah and Brunswick ports, yet remains rural in nature and has not been included in the unprecedented development taking place to its north. Manufacturing and distribution facilities typically require 40-50 acre sites and the Parkâ€™s current sites are 10-15 acres. The expansion improvements will enable the Authority to promote the industrial sites which will include 319 developable acres after excluding wetlands.
Equity funds to assist with the rehabilitation of two modular classroom units that will be located on the new high school campus. These facilities will be known as a Coastal Workforce Center. In addition, the IDA is seeking funding for classroom equipment. The IDA will partner with the McIntosh County Board of Education and Coastal Georgia Community College for this proejct.
E 9-1-1 funds to assist with the construction of a regional E 9-1-1 center, including the purchase of dispatching and radio equipment to serve the residents of Long and McIntosh Counties. The center will be located in McIntosh County with three new positions created.
Equity funds to purchase .84-acre tract of riverfront property in Darien. Property will be leased to private developers for construction of a restaurant and dock/boat ramp improvements. An estimated 34 jobs will be created.
Equity funds to fund a feasibility study for developing a value-added shrimp processing facility and national marketing program to expand the shrimp industry in Georgia.