Houston County, Georgia also has all the benefit of proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the
Ports of Savannah and Brunswick in addition to less traffic and congestion, lower land costs, and a trained workforce.
It comes as no surprise that
there is a focus on manufacturing in Houston County.
It serves as home to one of the largest manufacturing plants in the region, Frito-Lay. The Houston County location of Frito Lay reigns as “the Largest Salty Snack Producer in the World.” An abundance of natural resources and excess capacity of water and sewer supply also provides support for a growth in the food processing sector.
“The Middle Georgia Region is poised to take advantage of macro economic and freight industry trends and achieve above-average growth in logistics activity. Positive economic growth prospects in the Southeast, and Georgia in particular, as well as expected continued growth at the Port of Savannah set the stage for increased focus on Middle Georgia as a viable manufacturing and freight distribution hub.”
Distribution and Logistics
Due to an ease in the transporting of goods and services through easy access to Interstate 75, Interstate 16, rail and air, companies with a focus on Distribution and Logistics benefit greatly from Houston County’s location.
Logistics firms can increase efficiency, develop new business and capitalize on opportunities with help from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics.
The leading resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness in Georgia, the center also helps companies overcome challenges related to the movement of freight. The center develops cross-sector connections, analyzes industry data and trends, and improves operations.
Identifying new markets and business opportunities:
- Providing access to logistics workforce education and training
- Analyzing transportation options and pricing
- Data-mapping of industry, infrastructure and assets
Houston County, Georgia is home to more than 47,000 acres of farmland with more than 200 farms. Top crop items include peanuts, cotton and wheat, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Center of Innovation for Agribusiness accelerates the growth and development of Georgia’s number one industry by providing focused industry expertise, product commercialization assistance and access to ground-breaking research. Learn more by visiting the Center’s website at Agribusiness.GeorgiaInnovation.org.
Georgia companies benefit from the support of the Georgia Grown program. Georgia Grown is a marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The No. 1 goal is to aid our agricultural economies by bringing together producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, retailers, agritourism and consumers in one powerful, statewide community. They help new agribusinesses grow, and established agribusinesses thrive.