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  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Banks County is strategically located between Greenville, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. At the intersection of Interstate 85 and U.S. Highway 441, Banks County's location is ideal for your company.  This is the hottest corridor in the United States. The Banks Crossing Exit 149 hosts our hospitaliy sector and our manufacturing sector.  Exit 154, Martin Bridge Road, is pristine and ready for business such as distribution enterprises and more

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    Banks County has a strong foundation for the growing economy. All the tools are in place for businesses to grow with us.

    • Educated workforce

    • Ideal location in the Southeastern United States

    • Lowest Taxes on Interstate 85

    • Award-winning schools

    • Area colleges and technical schools

    • Wonderful recreational amenities

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    Development Authority of Banks County

    The Development Authority holds regular meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm in the  Wilson Shoals Training Room of the Banks County Courthouse Annex.  If you have any questions regarding these meetings, please contact the Erin Decker at 706-677-6800.
     


    Recent Success 

    RAI Industrial Fabricators - Set to build a new state of the art steel fabrication facility, creating 30 new jobs and investing $20 million in Martin Bridge.  RAI will be hiring welders, fabricators, machine operators, detailers, material handlers, project managers, coating specialists, and quality controllers at the new facility at the Martin Bridge exit, the only undeveloped exit on I-85.  “We are excited about expanding RAI Industrial Fabricators with a new location at Martin Bridge in Banks County,” says Mark Christopherson, president of RAI Industrial Fabricators. “Site selection began over a year ago and quickly narrowed to this area along the I-85 corridor. Martin Bridge is ideally located to accommodate our growth among regional clients across the Southeast."

    SELIT North America - A German manufacturer of polystyrene foams is investing $45 million to build a plant in the Grove Creek Business Park at Banks Crossing.  The SELIT North America facility will create 100 jobs, including manufacturing and administrative positions.  "This facility ... will provide the company with access to a robust workforce and close proximity to the Southeastern market for ideal production conditions and shorter delivery times," Gov. Nathan Deal said. "I am encouraged to see yet another leading European company locate here."  SELIT Europe, founded in 1948, is Europe's leader in producing underlayment foam used for floating flooring. Its U.S. affiliate, SELIT North America, is family-owned and holds the largest market share in its North American niche market.  The product is designed for America's top-tier flooring manufacturers as well as do-it-yourself customers.

    DIANA FOOD - In operation - Food and ingredient manufacturer Diana Food recently announced plans for the construction of a $50 million facility in Banks County, Ga. The food processing, manufacturing, research and development plant is expected to accommodate more than 80 new jobs which will be added by Diana Food and parent company Symrise Group.

    The roughly 90,000-square-foot property will be located within the Banks Crossing Business Park and will encompass office, manufacturing and warehouse space on approximately 40 acres. The plant’s main function will be meat processing. Diana Food mass-produces a wide range of clean ingredients with a guarantee of product quality, traceability and food safety. The company currently has nine production plants, 11 sales offices and seven research and development facilities.

    “Banks County, Georgia is the best partner for our new manufacturing Plant and Research and Development facility in North America. Setting up a new facility in the US is a key milestone in our company development allowing us to stay always closer to our customers, access to a high quality of local and sustainable sourcing while committing in a long term perspective to the regional economy,” Yannick Riou, president of Diana Food, said in a prepared statement.

    “Georgia offers the transportation network required for growing companies and a workforce second to none. I am confident this strategic Banks County location will provide significant benefits for Diana Food as the company continues its growth in the southeast,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in prepared remarks.