Welcome To Dynamic Dublin & Laurens County, Georgia!
NOT ONLY is Dublin & Laurens County the geographical center of Georgia, the "three L's" of "Location, Leadership & Livability" have also made us the business heart of Georgia as well. When downloading our Chamber of Commerce Newcomer Magazine, prepare to be impressed with our award-winning designations on the state, regional, and national level. Southern hospitality is much more than a marketing slogan - It is a way of life!
Geographic Location: Laurens County is centrally located in Middle Georgia halfway between Atlanta and Savannah on I-16. We are less than two hours by car from both Atlanta and Savannah. Our strategic positioning in the heart of the sunbelt has helped attract several regionally and nationally known companies, such as YKK AP America, Inc., Best Buy Distribution Center, Fred’s SE Distribution Center, Erdrich Umformtechnik, Inc., Dinex Emission, Inc., and MAGE SOLAR.
Land Size and Populations:
Laurens County is the fourth largest county in Georgia based on land size. More than 48,000 residents live in the seven municipalities in Laurens County, including Dublin, East Dublin, Dexter, Dudley, Cadwell, Rentz and Montrose.
More than 15,000 reside in Dublin, the county seat.
Community Living: Dublin and Laurens County is a spirited community of people who celebrate with not only a “wee bit of Ireland in Georgia” every March, but also throughout the calendar year. Here you will find exceptional recreational facilities, cultural activities, a wide range of civic clubs, and a friendly community. Thanks to over $20 million in investments, Downtown Dublin has become a preferred destination for shoppers, diners, and visitors. Extended spring and summer seasons
are conducive to golf, tennis, fishing and
hunting. Beach or mountain trips are only
three hours away for a change of pace.
Health Care: Dublin boasts one of the highest concentrations of doctors (100+) and allied health services in Georgia, spearheaded by Fairview Park Hospital and the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center. Excellent assisted living and nursing homes are also available for the growing baby-boomer market
Major Highways: I-16 is the major east-west corridor running through our county which connects us with I-75 at Macon and I-95 near Savannah. Other major arteries converging here include U.S. Hwy. 441 & Bypass, U.S. Hwy. 319 and U.S. Hwy. 80.
By Air: The W.H. “Bud” Barron Airport is located three miles west of Dublin off U.S. Hwy 80 and is fully capable of handling corporate jets. The 6,500-foot paved and lighted primary runway is equipped with an instrument approach system to handle commercial traffic, a state-of-the-art weather information system, a 6,000-foot paved and lighted parallel taxiway and a 5,000-foot crosswind runway. The 4,000-square-foot terminal offers industries a fully equipped conference room. Domestic air flights can be booked through Savannah or Macon while international connections can be arranged through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which is less than two hours away.
By Rail: Area industries are served by class two dual rail service (via Georgia Central Railway) to CSX and Norfolk Southern Rail Systems.
Port Access: Two major seaports of Savannah (less than two hours away) and Brunswick (less than three hours) give area industries quick access to worldwide shipping lanes.
Technology: The City of Dublin has taken steps to ensure technology and communication are available by offering a 96 count fiber optic ring to government offices, businesses, schools and other organizations. This allows them to have quick access to the information super highway.
“For a rural community we have more capabilities than anyone,” said Cal Wray, President of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority.
Taxes: Our county has one of the lowest tax millage rates in the state. Tier one job tax credits (and additional credits) are also possible through the Laurens-Treutlen Joint Development Authority. Laurens County also qualifies for assistance under the tier one structure of the OneGeorgia Program, an economic development program using monies received as part of the tobacco settlement. Many manufacturers and
distribution centers in Laurens County enjoy a 100 percent Freeport Exemption.
Existing Industry: Over 70 diverse firms have found a happy home in Laurens County, ranging from agribusiness to aerospace. They serve as our goodwill ambassadors. Our Top 10 largest employers include Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Fairview Park Hospital, YKK AP America, Inc., Flexsteel Industries, Inc., Best Buy, Inc., Farmers Home Furniture, SP Fiber Technologies LLC, Parker Aerospace CSD, Fred’s, Inc. SE Distribution Center, and Easter Seals Middle Georgia, Inc. Additional existing industries employing 50+ include: Evans Cabinet Corporation, Gilman Building Products, Hi-Tek Rations, Inc., Griffin Industries, Inc., SteelFab of Dublin, Wild Bore Machine, LLC, and MAGE SOLAR.
- Airport Industrial Park: 108 Acres
Available. Site is adjacent to W.H. “Bud”
Barron Airport. All utilities are in place or
in close proximity.
- Dublin Industrial District: Seven sites
available. Sites vary between 20 and 70
acres. All utilities are in place. Neighbors
include: YKK AP America, Inc., Best Buy
Distribution Center, Flexsteel Industries,
Inc., Farmers Home Furniture, Hi-Tek
Rations, Dinex Emission, Inc. and MAGE
SOLAR. Both locations offer excellent access to
major routing via I-16.
- Interstate 16 Industrial Sites: 215 Acres
Available. Two large sites fronting I-16.
All utilities are in place. Site 1 is 109
acres and site 2 is 106 acres. Neighbors
include: Fred’s SE Distribution Center
and Erdrich Umformtechnik, Inc.
Education: Two public school systems, one private school, Oconee Fall Line Technical College and the Dublin campus of Middle Georgia College, round out the diverse educational opportunities in Laurens County. Amazingly, within a 100 mile radius are 19 public colleges and universities, 8 private colleges and
universities, and 17 technical colleges.
These facilities have a combined student
population of 211,479.
Housing: Whether you are in the market for a spacious two story home or a cozy one bedroom apartment, Dublin and Laurens County have a wide selection of affordable options for you. Average home prices in the area range from below $60,000 to more than $300,000, suitable for anyone’s budget.
We extend a heart-felt welcome to Dublin & Laurens County....
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