Washington County announces three projects to boost economy

The three projects amount to over $ 80 million in investment and will create more than 90 jobs.

SANDERSVILLE, Georgia – The Washington County Development Authority expects the economy to recover in the coming years thanks to three new projects.

Fowler Flemister Concrete is a family business in central Georgia and now has 17 acres of land to work on. CFO McKenzie Davenport says it’s a project that’s been in the works since 2019 but the wait is almost over.

While some industries struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, Davenport said construction had hit an all-time high.

“It has allowed us to expand, it has allowed us to grow, it has allowed us to create new jobs,” he said.

The company’s newest Washington County location is on property previously owned by the county’s development agency.

Davenport says they plan to create jobs for 10 to 15 people when construction is complete.

“Truck driver jobs for the truck mixer drivers, we have jobs that take place in our septic tank plant, we will also be producing septic tanks here. We have office jobs, we have sales positions, we have managerial positions, “he said.

But concrete isn’t the only industry moving to the county. According to the development agency, there is also a plastics maker, Endurance Poly Producers, and the Mawson Infrastructure Group, a cyber data group that are investing about $ 83 million in total and creating more than 90 jobs.

Davenport says he looks forward to doing his part to keep the workforce.

“The workforce here in Washington County has been a big deal to us. Knowing that there was enough workforce was fantastic. To know that there is a motivated workforce, a very business-friendly, commercial and industrial city, ”he said.

They hope to be open in the next 30-60 days.

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