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  • Cairo-Grady County Economic Development Guide
  • Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce & Joint Development Authority Welcome you to explore our community! We look forward to assisting you in any way to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Welcome to Cairo - Grady County
  • Urban planners call this “livability.” Longtime residents just call it “home.” Whether you are a business owner, prospective resident, new employee or first time visitor, we know you will love the Cairo and Grady County area. Welcome to Cairo - Grady County
  • Every day people discover Cairo and Grady County in the heart of southwest Georgia. Cairo, conveniently situated on the Georgia-Florida state line, was incorporated in 1870 and has a rich history of explorers, pioneers and settlers who have made the area home for hundreds of years. Welcome to Cairo - Grady County
  • Make yourself at home The Red Hills region’s farmland and timber provide a scenic backdrop for a quaint small town, outstanding quality of life, friendly neighbors and community spirit.
  • ∗ Known as “The Hospitality City,” Cairo is the seat of Grady County and is located 30 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida. ∗ Our area offers the best of two worlds: Our citizens are within travelling distance to the amenities of a college town and capital city as well as the surrounding national forests, wildlife refuges and gulf coast beaches. Location
  • Just a short drive away are venues for Broadway productions, symphonies, art galleries and museums as well as major college sporting teams. Yet, you can come home and enjoy the sense of community which comes from living in a rural setting where you know your neighbors. Lifestyle
  • ∗ Outdoor Recreation ∗ Lake Seminole (~45 minutes) ∗ Gulf of Mexico & Beaches (~60 minutes) ∗ Golf (Cairo Country Club & Valley Pines Golf Club) ∗ Hunting & Fishing ∗ Hiking, Paddling, Biking ∗ Motocross ∗ Birdsong Nature Center ∗ Trout Lilies Bloom - February Quality of Life
  • ∗ Football & Festivals ∗ Championship High School Football - Fall ∗ Rattlesnake Roundup – January ∗ Great Southern Antique Car Rally – May ∗ Halloween Downtown Merchants - October ∗ Calvary Mule Day - November ∗ Cairo Christmas Parade - December Quality of Life
  • ∗ Cairo-Grady County offers: ∗ Wide range of affordable housing ∗ Excellent schools, a technical college ∗ Modern hospital and medical facilities ∗ Numerous public and private employment opportunities ∗ Diverse religious offerings ∗ Parks and recreation programs ∗ Historical movie theater ∗ Antique car museum ∗ Public library ∗ County museum and history center ∗ Downtown shopping ∗ Locally-owned restaurants and more. Offerings
  • Major national and international corporations have located facilities in our community. Cairo-Grady County offers access to local, regional, national and global markets. Business Community
  • ∗ Businesses range from… ∗ Agribusiness to Bioscience ∗ Light Manufacturing to Recycling Companies ∗ Warehousing to Distribution Hubs ∗ Green Technology Companies to Composite Materials ∗ Automotive Parts to Fresh & Saltwater Boat Building ∗ Apparel to Furniture Manufacturing ∗ Forest & Timber Products Business Community
  • ∗ Grady County is a strategic tri-state location ideal for new business and expansion opportunities. ∗ Amenities include… ∗ An abundance of land offerings ∗ Comprehensive building and site inventories ∗ State of the art technology, communications infrastructure ∗ Adaptive re-use of architecturally and historically distinctive properties ∗ Access to global markets Strategic Location
  • ∗ Today’s economic success can be traced to several factors, including… ∗ History of food processing, agriculture, manufacturing ∗ The community’s commitment to support numerous academic and technical training programs ∗ Modern transportation infrastructure ∗ Air: local FBO, Rail: CSX, Major interstates and US highways, nearby ports ∗ Internet service options with fiber optics - 10 GB broadband speeds ∗ Leading-edge municipal utilities ∗ Commercial and industrial parks ∗ A vibrant downtown shopping district ∗ And a “can-do” attitude Economic Success
  • ∗ Population: 26,681 (2015 Estimate – ECG) ∗ White: 64.6% ∗ Black: 30.2% ∗ Hispanic: 5.2% ∗ Labor Force: 12,026 (May 2012 – GA Department of Labor) ∗ Unemployment: 7.4% (May 2012 – GA Department of Labor) ∗ Education Attainment (2015 Estimate – ECG) ∗ High School: 42.1% ∗ Some College: 15.9% ∗ Associates: 9.8% ∗ Bachelors: 6.3% ∗ Graduate: 3.6% Grady County Demographic Snapshot
  • Unemployment by County
  • Economic Landscape: Industry Breakdown
  • Service Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • ∗ Agribusiness & BioScience ∗ Manufacturing ∗ Health and Social Services ∗ Logistics/Distribution/Warehousing ∗ Food Service ∗ Freight * Retail ∗ Education ∗ Financial & Professional Services Major Industries & Employers
  • ∗ Agribusiness & Bioscience ∗ Plant & Tree Nursery/Horticulture Production ∗ Fertilizer Production ∗ Pallet Manufacturing & Distribution ∗ Feed Mill ∗ Peanuts, Cotton, Pecans ∗ Row Crops ∗ Timber & Forest Products ∗ Seed/Corn Genetics ∗ Meat Processing ∗ Dairy Major Industries & Employers
  • Grady County Farm Gate Rank & Value (2010) State Rank Commodity Value 1 ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE $61,751,425 16 VEGETABLES $10,631,290 18 FRUITS & NUTS $5,462,782 21 ROW & FORAGE CROPS $43,175,761 28 AGBASED & NATUREBASED TOURISM and OTHER INCOME $7,340,529 34 POULTRY & EGGS $38,772,718 40 LIVESTOCK & AQUACULTURE $10,134,524 48 FORESTRY & PRODUCTS $4,356,127 4 TOTAL GROWER VALUE (except broiler-integrator) $154,204,401 15 TOTAL GROWER VALUE $181,625,182
  • Grady County Farm Gate Rank & Value (2010)
  • ∗ Textiles ∗ Cut & Sew Facility ∗ Ladies boutique wear, camouflage clothing, aircraft seats, golf cart seats, and military bed tents. Variety of fabrics including woven, knits, corduroy, nylon, canvas and vinyl. ∗ Furniture Upholstery ∗ Food Service Logistics / Distribution ∗ Grocery Distributors – (2) ∗ Trucking/Transportation ∗ Truckload/Heavy Freight Carriers (3) Major Industries & Employers
  • ∗ Manufacturing ∗ Automotive & Industrial Equipment ∗ Koyo Bearings ∗ Classic Consoles ∗ Furniture Manufacturing & Distribution ∗ Woodhaven Furniture Industries/Aaron Rents ∗ Boat Building (Recreational -Fresh & Salt) ∗ Seminole Marine Residential Elevator (Home Building) ∗ Firearms Industry (Gun Components - Shotgun Chokes) ∗ Trulock Tool Company Major Industries & Employers
  • ∗ Manufacturing ∗ Home & Building Products ∗ Diversified Window & Door ∗ Kinro Windows & Doors ∗ Flexible Technologies (Duct Products) ∗ Southern Storage Solutions (Outdoor Storage Buildings) ∗ L & L Cypress & Millwood ∗ Riverwood Flooring & Paneling Major Industries & Employers
  • ∗ Manufacturing ∗ Home & Building Products ∗ Carraway Concrete Company (Concrete Manufacturing) ∗ Florida Rock Industries ∗ United Structures (Light Gauge Metal Trusses and Framing) Major Industries & Employers
  • ∗ Banking & Finance ∗ Ameris Bank ∗ Bank of the Ozarks ∗ Capital City Bank Group ∗ Citizen’s Bank ∗ United National Bank ∗ Edward Jones Major Industries & Employers
  • ∗ Green Industries ∗ A & R Metals, Inc. (Metals Recycling) ∗ Southern Metals Company ∗ Taylor Hydraulics (Paper, Plastic Recycling) ∗ Nu-Life Battery Systems(Auto/Commercial/Marine Battery Recycling) ∗ Safety Kleen (Cooking/Motor Oil Recycling) ∗ Grease Tec (Cooking/Motor Oil Recycling) Major Industries & Employers
  • ∗ Green Industries ∗ Aaron's Inc. – a/k/a Woodhaven Furniture Industries (Cardboard, Foam , Fabric, Aluminum Cans & Plastic Bottles, Pallets and other Green Practices) ∗ Graco Fertilizer Company (Composting, Mushroom Compost, Cow Manure, Pallet Recycling, Plastic Wrap/Shrink Wrap Recycling, Cardboard Recycling) Major Industries & Employers
  • 1. Existing Diverse Business Base 2. Available Land –small and large land tracts 3. Existing Infrastructure 4. Low Cost of Business 5. Low Cost of Living - 19.5% lower than US average (2012) 6. Numerous Educational and Work Force Training Resources 7. Hospital / Medical Services Competitive Advantage
  • ∗ Colleges and Universities ∗ Southwest Georgia Technical College ∗ Bainbridge College ∗ Thomas University ∗ Florida State University ∗ Florida A & M University ∗ Tallahassee Community College Competitive Advantage
  • ∗ Hospital / Medical Services ∗ Grady General Hospital ∗ Grady County Public Health Department ∗ Archbold Medical Center ∗ Tallahassee Memorial Hospital ∗ Capital Regional Medical Center ∗ Florida State University College of Medicine Competitive Advantage
  • ∗ Flexible Solutions Group (Headquartered in Abbeville, SC) ∗ Began search for location to expand during the housing boom in 2ooo ∗ Wanted to be near Orlando to serve the FL market, but found cost of business in FL to be unfavorable ∗ State of GA flew executives to south GA in private jet to explore opportunities ∗ Toured Cairo with local business leader and found an empty building in good condition ∗ Cairo had high unemployment at the time which enabled Flexible Solutions to hire staff and operators quickly ∗ The GA “Quick Start” program made the process seamless ∗ Management team lived in Thomasville Testimonial
  • ∗ Pioneer Seed ∗ Needed large tracts/acreage of available land ∗ Low cost of living ∗ Near major university for employment opportunities of spouses ∗ Near college town for arts, cultural, dining, entertainment and sporting events Testimonial
  • Cairo is Central ∗“Cairo is central to our distribution area and so it is very easy for us to get to the interstates from Cairo. We can be on I-10 in 30-40 minutes. We can be on I-75 in 30-40 minutes and, of course, US Highway 84 runs directly through Cairo. So, the highway system for us is key. ∗In our selection process, we went to several surrounding counties, municipalities including North Florida and over in Alabama in search of a site. ∗The local economic development board, the Cairo – Grady County Chamber of Commerce and the State of Georgia worked very well with us. There were no obstacles that were not removed and we completed our relocation on time. ∗The workforce here is good and the quality of the workers here has been exemplary.” Buddy Parrish Performance Food Service Testimonial
  • ∗ Cable, Internet, Phone ∗ CNS (Community Network Services) ∗ 100 percent redundant SONET technology coupled with hybrid fiber coaxial network ∗ 500 miles of fiber optic cable ∗ point-to-point circuits at fractional T1, T1, DS3, and 10 gigabit Ethernet speeds Utilities
  • ∗ Windstream.net ∗ Up to 200 gigabit online storage ∗ Managed Replication ∗ Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) ∗ Cisco-branded network switch gear ∗ Data Centers with Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems Utilities
  • ∗ Cairo Municipal Airport (70J) ∗ Local Fixed Based Operator (FBO) ∗ 4000’ Runway ∗ Rental Hangars ∗ Fuel ∗ Tallahassee Regional Airport (35 miles) (KTLH) ∗ 8000’ Runway ∗ Local Fixed Based Operator (FBO) ∗ Commercial Aviation: American Airlines, Delta, United , US Airways Express, ∗ General Aviation: Million Air Service, Eagle Aircraft Corp – Cessna Pilot Center, Honda Jet Southeast - Flightline Air Service
  • ∗ Grady County Rail Service: CSX Mainline in County ∗ OUT-BOUND Rail Freight : Rail Freight Tons: 139,494 Rail Freight Value: $5,724,272 Rail Freight Moves: 2,489 ∗ IN-BOUND Rail Freight: Rail Freight Tons: 13,711 Rail Freight Value: $9,077,428 Rail Freight Moves: 152 Rail Service
  • ∗ Georgia Ocean Freight Highlights: ∗ The Port of Savannah has been the Nation's fastest-growing container port over the past eight years, and is the 4th largest in the USA and 2nd busiest on the East Coast. ∗ The Port of Brunswick is the 5th largest auto port in the Nation, 3rd for auto imports, and is the 2nd largest grain facility on the East Coast. ∗ The Port of Savannah was the 2nd busiest U.S. container port for the export of American goods by tonnage in FY2011 (behind only the Port of L.A.) ∗ Port of Savannah handled 8.7% of all U.S. containerized cargo volume and 12.5% of all U.S. containerized exports in FY2011. ∗ The Port today handles the most containerized poultry in the Nation and the most refrigerated containerized exports on the East Coast. Port Service
  • ∗ OUT-BOUND Truck Freight: Truck Freight Tons: 224,410 Truck Freight Value: $123,974,672 Truck Freight Moves: 17,356 ∗ Outbound freight are those goods that originated in Grady County and had a destination outside the State of Georgia. ∗ IN-BOUND Truck Freight: Truck Freight Tons: 132,244 Truck Freight Value: $207,654,579 Truck Freight Moves: 15,945 ∗ Inbound Freight are those goods that originated outside the State of Georgia and had a destination of Grady County. Trucking Service
  • GA DOT Annual Average Daily Traffic TC # Route Type Local Note Route Number AADT AVG. Truck% 205 State Route (SR) Highway 84 3800 11275 14% 336 State Route (SR) US 319 3500 7827 11% 125 State Route (SR) Highway 93 9300 5920 14% 107 State Route (SR) Highway 111 11100 5616 14% 281 State Route (SR) Highway 188 18800 5340 10% 392 State Route (SR) 1st Avenue NE Spur 38 0038SP 5332 9% 169 County Road(CR) Whigham 179 22300 3820 N/A 189 County Road(CR) County Road 318 31800 3172 6% 177 County Road(CR) County Road 314 31400 2472 N/A 263 State Route (SR) Highway 112 11200 1860 12%
  • Three Industrial Parks 1. Heritage Industrial Park 2. Milestone Industrial Park 3. Wight Road Property Industrial Parks
  • Heritage Industrial Park •Commercial •Industrial •90 Acres •# Square Feet Heritage Industrial Park
  • Milestone Industrial Park •255 Acres •Industrial •Rail Service •Building •Land Milestone Industrial Park
  • Wight Road Property •111,000 sqft •23 Acres •40 Additional Acres Available •Commercial •Industrial •Sale or Lease •Single Tenant Wight Road
  • ∗ Why Choose Grady County? ∗ Public-private partnerships ∗ Financial incentives ∗ Georgia Work Ready Certified Community ∗ Georgia Camera Ready Community ∗ Georgia Grown Choose Grady County Georgia Grown
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