GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS Commissioner Christopher Nunn, center, presents a check to Grady County Joint Development Authority Chairman Charles M. Stafford, second from right, and J.D.A. executive director Julian Brown during a ceremony held in Cairo on Oct. 21. Joining in the presentation were State Representative Darlene Taylor, left, and Gina Webb, Region 10 representative of D.C.A.
It’s now official. The Grady County Joint Development Authority has $500,000 to invest in a new 20,000 square foot industrial speculative building to be constructed on Alton Hall Road, near Performance Food Group’s local distribution center.
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (D.C.A.) awarded $2.5M in OneGeorgia Equity funds to fuel economic development in the state including the $500,000 awarded to the J.D.A.
Other entities each receiving a $500,000 Equity award for community improvements included: Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority, Worth County Economic Development Authority and the cities of Cordele and Lyons. This investment will also spur job creation and retention.
The OneGeorgia (OGA) Equity Fund provides financial assistance to rural communities to help build capacity and the necessary infrastructure for economic development. The program is designed to serve as a flexible community and economic development tool, providing grants and loans for eligible projects in rural Georgia. OneGeorgia programs are administered by D.C.A.
“OneGeorgia is a valuable partner to communities that seek to invest in their economic growth,” D.C.A. Commissioner Christopher Nunn said. “Local leadership and commitment to these projects has been outstanding, and we are proud to support growth in these parts of the state.”
“We have been very fortunate over the years to be awarded OneGeorgia funds which have helped us tremendously with our economic development in Cairo and Grady County. We appreciate the support of our state partners and look forward to getting this project underway,” said J.D.A. Chairman Charles M. Stafford.