BARNESVILLE, GA (September 28, 2011) – The Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized the Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Development Authority for an “outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia.” Barnesville-Lamar County was recognized because of the Piedmont Green Power project that recently announced locally.
The project will create 227 direct and indirect jobs and $200 million in capital investment. The company will be purchasing 1.2 million gallons of gray water from the city. The Authority was able to provide an infrastructure-ready site to the company by creative use of grant funding and a Congressional appropriation.
About the Award This is now the fourth year that GEDA has recognized the major projects from the previous year. In what has become a major portion of the Annual Awards Ceremony – GEDA recognizes recipients in three categories:
- SMALL – a county with population 50,000 and under,
- MEDIUM – a county with population 50,001 – 100,000
- LARGE – a county with population over 100,000
The Deal of the Year Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the location or expansion of new businesses in the state of Georgia that meet community economic development goals and involve significant community program support, such as financial or permitting assistance, workforce development, state financial support, etc.
About GEDA The Georgia Economic Developers Association is a non-profit association of professionals and volunteers dedicated to enhancing Georgia’s economic vitality. GEDA provides networking and professional development resources to its members and advocates public policies to support quality economic development and job creation throughout the state. For more information, please visit geda.org.