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Bacon County, Georgia

Located 213 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Locations and Resources
Manufacturers in Bacon County
 Available Industrial Buildings
International Companies
Bacon County Information - Georgia.gov
Community Affairs - Bacon Snapshot (PDF)
Bacon County Labor Profiles (PDF)


  Population
Latest data available  
YearCountyGA (millions)U.S. (millions)
201111,2039.8311
201011,0839.7309
200910,6019.8307

  Per Capita Income
YearCountyGAU.S.
2011$24,861$35,979$41,560
2010$23,853$34,531$39,791
2009$23,659$33,887$38,637

  Education
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: 4 county public schools with teachers, students in 2011; 1 private school with students in 2013.
HIGHER EDUCATION:
Technical College: Okefenokee Technical College at Waycross (26 miles) with 2,883 students.

4-yr: Savannah State University at Savannah (105 miles) with 4,582 students; South Georgia State College at Douglas (24 miles) with 3,059 students; South Georgia State College at Waycross (26 miles) with 3,059 students; Georgia Institute of Technology at Atlanta (208 miles) with 21,558 students; Georgia Southern University at Statesboro (85 miles) with 20,574 students; Valdosta State University at Valdosta (63 miles) with 12,515 students.

  Local Taxes
PROPERTY: Property taxes are determined by tax rates and assessment ratios which vary by location and state. A realistic method to compare property taxes from different locations is to use the ‘effective tax rate’. Effective tax rates combine city, county, school, and state tax rates into one convenient figure – the annual tax for each $1,000 of property at its fair market value. This rate applies to all property – land, buildings, equipment and inventory. Certain property is exempt from local property tax.
Effective Rates:
City   Year   Within City   Outside City
Alma   2009   $16.32   $11.50
SALES: City and county have 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax.

  Incentives/Exemptions
INVENTORY (Freeport): Freeport is the general term used for the exemption of ad valorem tax on inventories as defined by Georgia law. The law offers manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and warehouse operations an attractive inventory tax exemption on three classes of property.
Alma and Bacon County exempt 100% on all three classes of business inventory from property taxation.
JOB TAX CREDIT: Tier: 2, Amount: $3,000 as of 2013
Tier refers to the economic well-being of a county. For more information go to http://www.dca.state.ga.us/economic/TaxCredits/programs/taxcredit.asp

JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Yes

  Municipal Services
FIRE PROTECTION: 8 full-time and 25 volunteer personnel. Protection outside city limits. Fire insurance classification 5 in city and 9 in county.
ZONING: City has zoning ordinance and subdivision design standards. County has subdivision design standards.

  Transportation
COMMERCIAL AIRPORT: Jacksonville Airport (107 miles) service by ASA, AirTran, American, American Eagle, Comar, Continental, Continental Express, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express; Valdosta Airport (86 miles) service by ASA.

GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT: Alma Airport (2 miles) with a 5,000 feet bituminous runway, aircraft tiedown, airframe & power plant repair, jet fuel, hangar, lighted runway and VOR; Valdosta Airport (86 miles) with a 6,300 feet bituminous runway, aircraft tiedown, aiframe & power plant repair, lighted runway, VOR/DME, IlS.
RAIL: CSX piggyback - Savannah (105 miles); CSX rail - Alma (local); Norfolk Southern piggyback - Savannah (105 miles).
WATER:
Navigable River: Altamaha River (9 foot channel depth) with public barge dock at Brunswick (74 miles).
Seaport: Brunswick Seaport (74 miles) with maintained channel depth of 32 feet.

  Utilities
ELECTRICITY: A part of Georgia's modern integrated electrical transmission system, Bacon County has excellent ability to supply industrial demands. Compared to 47% for the U.S., coal accounts for 84% of fuel used by the state's power generating plants. This assures long-term continuity. If demand exceeds 900kw, any supplier can step in and offer service.
NATURAL GAS: Available in industrial quantities on both a firm and an interruptible basis.
WATER: Plant capacity: 2,736,000 gal/day. Consumption: 650,000 gal/day average, 700,000 gal/day maximum. Elevated storage capacity: 800,000 gal. Source: 3 deep wells with a pumping capacity of 2,000 gal/min.
SEWER: Plant Capacity: 800,000 gal/day; Plant Load: 650,000 gal/day.


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