Our Mission

To grow, promote, and enhance economic development opportunities along Georgia's I-16 corridor through the synergies of joint innovation, information exchange, marketing, and partnerships.

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Dublin Laurens County, The Business Heart of Georgia

Located at the intersection of I-16 and US 441/319 between Atlanta and Savannah, Laurens County is a regional hub supporting a 9-county population in

  • Health Care - One of the highest concentrations of doctors and allied health students in Georgia directly related to three major facilities and the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center
  • Education - Two public school systems, one private, two extensions of Georgia Southern University, and the Heart of Georgia Technical College
  • Retail - More than 100,000 people in a 35-mile radius exceed an annual retail sales figure of over $500 million

Economic Indicators

  2004 2007/2010 Annual Growth Projected Growth
Population 46,411 /51,172 1.1% 1.5% 
Employment Growth 20,100 /20,859 0.5% 0.5%
Total Buying Power $933 M $1.165 B/ 4.85% 4.55%
Per Capita Personal Income $22,442 /$28,657   3.2%
Source: GA Trend; Georgia Power; and Selig Center, UGA Athens


Effective Property Tax $7.98/$1K fair market value
Millage Rate 19.95
Local/State Sales Tax 3% / 4%
Freeport Tax Exemption 100%
Job Tax Credit $3,000
Investment Tax Credit 5%

Laurens County Courthouse

Top 10 Largest Employers

Name Employees
Mohawk Industries 782
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center 750
YKK AP America, Inc. 500
Fairview Park Hospital 473
Flexsteel Industries 391
SP Newsprint Company 355
Farmers Home Furniture 313
Rockwell Automation - Allen Bradley 297
Fred's Distribution Southeastern 250
Parker Aerospace 239

Airport Industrial Park

Airport Industrial Park

A 96-acre industrial park located adjacent to the W.B. "Bud" Barron Airport. All utilities are to the site, or in close proximity. Offers excellent access to I-95, I-85, I-75, I-20 and I-285 via Interstate 16 (<5 miles).

Dublin Industrial District

Dublin Industrial District

Seven sites currently available varying between 20 and 70 acres. All utilities are in place. Access to I-95, I-85, I-75, I-20, and I-285 via Interstate 16 (<2 miles).

Neighbors include: YKK AP America; Parker Aerospace; Rockwell Automation; Best Buy Distribution Center; Case New Holland; Flexsteel Industries; El Dorado Stone; and Farmers Home Furniture.

I-16 Industrial Site

Interstate 16 Industrial Sites

Two large sites fronting I-16. All utilities are in place. Site 1 is 149 acres. Site 2 is 106 acres.

Neighbors include Fred's Southeast Distribution.

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