Grant & Loan Awards: Webster County
Equity funds to assist with the expansion of Tolleson Lumber Company, Inc. located in the eastern part of Webster County. This facility is known as Preston Mill. The Equity funds would be used for road, water and rail improvements to accommodate this privately-held company's expansion to enhance its profitability due to increased foreign competition. This expansion project will create 85 new FTE jobs with a total project cost of $11.3 million.
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 as well as parking and fencing to serve the 81,365 residents of these seven Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties. The center will be centrally located in the city of Ellaville, Schley County. This will be the largest E 9-1-1 service area in Georgia, covering twenty-eight jurisdictions. Counties: Dooly, Macon, Marion, Schley, Sumter, Taylor, Webster. Total Residents: 81,365