The Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority has bought a 331-acre industrial tract to market to prospective companies.
The acquisition of the property at the intersection of Ga. 257 and the U.S. 441 Bypass will provide the community with a rail-served site for industrial users, according to a news release from the authority. This is the first time the authority has owned property with a rail connection.
After attracting Erdrich USA and Valmiera Glass USA Corp in recent years, the authority needed additional land to market to companies.
“We have been a victim of our own success,” Scott Beasley, authority chairman during the majority of 2014, said in the release. “It was imperative for us to identify new real estate in a strategic location with rail access that will continue to give us a competitive advantage in recruitment.”
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The tract is located across from Best Buy’s distribution center and it has four-lane access from the site to Interstate 16.
The acquisition was supported unanimously by authority members, the release stated.