Target Industries

Bacon County, Georgia invites businesses to take advantage of its prime industrial sites, trained and eager workforce, and overall affordability. Location on a major commercial thoroughfare (U.S. 1), rail transport, and two major seaports approximately an hour's drive away make Bacon County attractive for business and industry to easily move products to various markets in the Southeast, the nation and the world. Businesses in parts of the country that have anti-business legislation and heavy taxes are especially encouraged to take a look a Bacon County's pro-business stance and low cost of doing business.

As the Blueberry Capital of Georgia, agriculture is a vital part of Alma and Bacon County's economy. Bacon County blueberry growers lead the way with blueberry research and continue to find alternative uses for blueberries. The University of Georgia Blueberry Research and Demonstration Farm is in Bacon County and provides innovations in the production of this tasty superfood. Concurrently, Bacon County is at the center of the emerging Georgia pomegranate industry. These and other locally grown crops and commodities, such as poultry, present an opportunity for food processing industries to locate near the source of their raw materials.

Additionally, machine shops and metal-working plants – especially those serving the automotive, defense and medical industries, will find graduates of Coastal Pines Technical College in Alma to be an ideal source of labor. In fact, metalworking is already one of Bacon County's largest industry clusters, as are textiles, forestry, transportation and distribution.

A strong workforce from a large draw area and a pro-business community make Bacon County an ideal location for large employers. Additionally, Georgia is a right-to-work state with few labor unions.

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Top Employers
Alma Pak, Inc. Food Processing
Bacon County School System Education
Bacon County Hospital
and Health System
Boatright Trucking, Inc. Transportation
D.L. Lee & Sons Food Processing
Flash Foods Retail
Milliken & Company Textiles
Richmond Baking of Georgia, Inc. Food Processing
Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corp Utilities
Titan Modular Systems, Inc. Manufacturing