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2017 HART COUNTY, GEORGIA

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This past year (2016) Hart

County has been through

changes in administration with

the departure of Jon Caime to

peruse other employment op-

portunities. Through these

changes we have continued

our progress towards econom-

ic recovery in Hart County,

Georgia. In 2005, well before

the current “Great Recession”,

our community suffered sig-

nificant job losses as lower

skilled jobs were being sent

overseas. In response, the

community leaders in Hart

County united to form a coali-

tion to transform Hart Coun-

ty’s economic future by focus-

i n g o n e d u c a t i o n a n d

workforce development. Eco-

nomic development remains

one of the Hart County Board

of Commissioner’s top priori-

ties.

During this difficult time our

unemployment rate spiked to

14.3 percent but has now re-

versed to 4.8 percent and con-

tinues to improve each month.

In the previous twelve month

period we announced two

large job announcements,

which will provide over 1,000

new, good paying jobs. These

two facilities will almost com-

plete the occupancy of our re-

cently acquired Gateway 2

properties.

Construction has been com-

pleted on Linde and Wiemann,

a German manufacturer that

has constructed a new 60,000

square foot facility, a 3,500 sf headquarters building is planned

and will employ 200 as part of phase 2 of their new operations

in the United States. This year Häring, has begun construction

on a 196,000 sf facility, a separate training center, and detached

dining hall, creating 800 jobs by locating their first U.S. manu-

facturing facility in Hart County. Ritz Instrument Transformers

has begun an addition to their facility that will double the size

of their manufacturing operation and will be adding 50 new jobs

this year. All of these industries stated that the quality of the

workforce was a key factor in their decision to invest in our

community. Hart County’s focus on improving education and

workforce training is key to our continued success.

Initial grading has been completed on new industrial lands on

Gateway 3 adjacent to the new Georgia State Patrol Post. We

were having prospects inquiring about locating on the site, even

before the grading was complete. The new GSP post brought

24- hour a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year police

presence to the growing I-85 corridor in Hart County at no

ongoing cost to the Hart County taxpayers.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners economic develop-

ment efforts includes taking advantage of our 225 miles of Lake

Hartwell shoreline. Following three successful years in Hart

County, the “Wet and Wild” Triple Crown of Watercross tour

has agreed to sign a three-year extension to hosting this event

at the newly acquired Long Point County Park..

Hart County Government

TERRELL PARTAIN

County Administrator

hartcoems@hartcom.net

706-376-2024

HART COUNTY BOARD

OF COMMISSIONERS

R.C. Oglesby,

District 1

706-371-0037

Frankie Teasley,

District 2

706-376-6214

Marshall Sayer

District 3

706-377-3294

Economic Growth

HART

Ricky Carter

District 4

706-363-1665

Joey Dorsey

District 5

706-376-4224

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