Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority
Hwy 257/441 Rail Site
Skilled Workforce
Heart of Georgia Mega Site
Regional Distribution Hub
Best Buy Southeastern Distribution Center
W. H. 'Bud' Barron Airport
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Dublin-Laurens County, GA    

Laurens County and the City of Dublin believe in three basic tenents: location, leadership, and livability. Between Laurens County's location in the Business Heart of Georgia, passionate people, and refreshing lifestyle, the "Three L's" evolve into more than just a talking point. 

  • Centrally located in Middle Georgia half way between Atlanta and Savannah on Interstate 16 – from anywhere in the County, it is a less than 2-hour drive to either location.
  • The fourth largest county in Georgia based on land size, more than100,000 people live in Laurens and eight other, more rural counties, in which Laurens County acts as the primary service and industry area.
  • The County is a regional hub for distribution centers because of location. Within one-day, products produced in Dublin-Laurens County can be shipped as far as Memphis, New Orleans, Miami, and Richmond by open road or rail. Freight can also be shipped any where in the world in 24 hours via Hartsfield International Airport (ATL) or Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN).   
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  • Thursday, September 07, 2017
    Development Authority September 2017 Newsletter
    Check out the Dublin-Laurens County September 2017 Newsletter
    Welcome to the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority's quarterly newsletter! We share our newsletters via email with the objective to reach out to stakeholders, site consultants and economic development partners to keep them up to date on our most recent announcements, the progress of our existing projects, and community news.  
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  • Friday, August 18, 2017
    Existing Industry Resource Guide
    Check out the resources available
    Find out more about the resources available to our existing industries that are seeking assitance and looking to continue growing in Dublin-Laurens County! 
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  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Why Dublin, GA?
    The Competitive Advantages of Doing Business in Dublin-Laurens County, GA
    Let us tell you Why Dublin, GA is the right choice for doing business!
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  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Dublin-Laurens County's Employment & Wages Rise in 2016
    Dublin, GA, June 28, 2017 –  The Georgia Department of Labor released the “Georgia Employment & Wages – 2016 Averages” report on Friday, June 23, 2017. The report compiled the average number of establishments, average employment, and average weekly wages in Georgia counties during the 2016 calendar year. Laurens County added 464 new jobs in 2016- a 2.6% increase from 2015 to 2016.  The community also experienced a tangible increase in average weekly wages going from $698 per week to $730 per week representing a 4.6% increase.  Economists predict every dollar of payroll circulates throughout the local economy six times.  The increase in average wages throughout the manufacturing sector specifically, will lead to increased economic impact for retail, service and other sectors.    
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  • Friday, March 31, 2017
    Polymer Logistics Celebrates Grand Opening of Dublin, GA Service Center
    Fifth US facility expands customer service capabilities and supports company growth
    Dublin, GA (March 31, 2017) – Polymer Logistics celebrated the Grand Opening of their Dublin, GA Service Center on Thursday, March 30. Strategically located with easy access to Interstates 16 and 75, the service center will support the company’s rapidly growing customer base in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    2016 Annual Report
    Development Authority 2016 Annual Report
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  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    Dublin-Laurens County is Awarded International Community of the Year Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle
    Dublin-Laurens County was chosen as the International Community of the Year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Atlanta History Center. The award recognizes a municipality, county or regional entity in Georgia that has gone above and beyond to promote international business in that community.
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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    SunTek Pet LLC Announces Expansion and 30 New Jobs in Dublin-Laurens County
    Dublin, GA, September 21, 2016 – 2016 has been a record setting year for economic development in Dublin-Laurens County. Today, SunTek Pet LLC is announcing an expansion to their existing pet food manufacturing operations in the community. The company originated in 2014 from a newly formed joint venture between Hi-Tek Rations based in Dublin, Georgia and Sunshine Mills, Inc. based in Red Bay, Alabama.  Sun-Tek Pet produces and distributes high quality dog and cat food for its owners with volume this year set to exceed 90 million pounds.  
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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    Polymer Logistics Breaks Ground on New Service Center in Georgia
    Dublin, GA, July 26, 2016 - Polymer Logistics, is a leading provider of "One-Touch/Retail Ready Packaging solutions to retailers worldwide, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its state-of-the-art 75,000 sq. ft. logistics and distribution center in Laurens County, Georgia today. Located at 101 Best Buy Drive in Dublin, the new facility will create 110 new jobs when open in early 2017. 
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  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    Responses to Questions
    RFP- Confederate Packaging Building Expansion
    PROJECT:  Confederate Packaging Building Expansion

    Thank you for your attendance at the mandatory Pre-Construction meeting yesterday, 7/18/16.  We are so very appreciative of your interest in our project.

    Below are the responses of the two (2) questions that were answers were readily unavailable for:

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  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    Addendum #1- RFP
    Confederate Building Expansion

    Addendum #1- RFP for Confederate Packaging Building Expansion

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  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    Development Authority May 2016 Newsletter
    Check out the Dublin-Laurens County May 2016 Newlsetter
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  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
    DEAL: POLYMER LOGISTICS TO CREATE 110 JOBS, INVEST $4 MILLION IN DUBLIN
    Leading retail logistics provider chooses Laurens County for next U.S. location
    Dublin, GA, May 19, 2016 - Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Polymer Logistics, a retail ready packaging company, will create 110 new jobs and invest more than $4 million in Laurens County. The company will locate its next U.S.-based logistics and distribution center in Dublin.
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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    TRISTAR AERIALS TO LOCATE IN DOWNTOWN DUBLIN CREATING 30 SKILLED LABOR JOBS
    TriStar Aerials to locate in Downtown Dublin creating 30 skilled labor jobs
    Dublin, GA, May 17th, 2016 – TriStar Aerial Lift and Equipment Sales, Inc., an authorized equipment dealer to various manufacturers announces its location in Downtown Dublin, Georgia. The family owned business with over 33 years of experience in the equipment industry will create over 30 jobs over 5 years in the community and will invest $1 million in its launch of new divisions at their Dublin facility that will include signage, equipment servicing, refurbish/reconditioning equipment, painting booth, and a rental center.
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  • Monday, January 25, 2016
    DEAL: VALMIERA GLASS TO CREATE 425 JOBS IN LAURENS COUNTY
    Latvian-based company to invest $90 million in Dublin headquarters expansion
    Jan. 25, 2016 – ATLANTA, GA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Valmiera Glass Group, a Latvian-based fiberglass manufacturer, will expand their U.S.-based headquarters operation in Dublin. This project will create 425 jobs and generate an overall investment of $90 million through 2022.
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  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015
    Dublin-Laurens County Development Authorities and Local Officials to Host GDEcD's International Representatives
    International representatives from 11 key markets to explore the culture and economy of Dublin-Laure
    Dublin, Ga –  March 4, 2015 – Dublin-Laurens County will host the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s international representatives today to showcase tourism, economic development and international trade opportunities in the region.
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  • Thursday, February 26, 2015
    DUBLIN-LAURENS COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACQUIRES 331 ACRE STRATEGIC RAIL-SERVED SITE
    Dublin, GA,  February 26, 2015 - After due diligence and long-term planning, the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority (DLCDA) elected to proceed with the purchase of a 331 acre industrial tract at the intersection of GA Hwy 257 and US Hwy 441 Bypass. The acquisition will provide the community with a rail-served site to offer potential industrial clients interested in locating in Laurens County. Prior to the acquisition, the Authority did not own any property available with rail connectivity. The recent success in locating Erdrich USA, Inc. and Valmiera Glass USA Corp. in the Development Authority’s I-16 Industrial Park was another factor that contributed to the need to secure additional property to market.
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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority Hires Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
    Dublin, GA, April 28, 2015 – The Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority hired Beatriz Lleras as the full-time Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator on February 23, 2015. Ms. Lleras is a product of the Dublin City Schools system and is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, where she double majored in Communication Studies and Romance Languages.  Ms. Lleras will focus primarily on marketing to targeted industry sectors throughout the world and assisting the Development Authority with public relations and communications strategies.  She will also manage the Authority’s website, social media platforms, and event planning responsibilities.
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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    GERMAN-BASED DIE MAKING COMPANY CREATES 52 JOBS IN LAURENS COUNTY
    ATLANTA – October 31, 2014 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that AWEBA Group, one of the largest and most advanced die-making enterprises in Europe, will establish its first North American headquarters in Dublin, creating 52 jobs and investing $6 million into a die-making facility over the next five years.
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  • Monday, November 30, 2015
    LAURENS COUNTY AND PLUM CREEK ANNOUNCE GEORGIA’S FIRST DUAL-CERTIFIED MEGA SITE/SUPER PARK
    2,000-acre industrial site ready to accept large-scale facilities and accommodate more than 5,000 jo
    DUBLIN, Ga. – The Heart of Georgia Mega Site, a 2,000-acre industrial site located in Laurens County, is now the state’s first certified Mega Site/Super Park, ready to attract industries and support job creation. The certification by McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC), a nationally recognized expert in site selection, means the location was rigorously analyzed for several factors to ensure the land is “shovel-ready.” The site is also the only one in the country to receive the Mega Site/Super Park dual-certification.
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  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    AES DISTRIBUTED ENERGY AND PARTNERS ANNOUNCE COMPLETION OF 4 MW SOLAR PV PROJECT IN LAURENS COUNTY
    Dublin, GA, June 10, 2015- The Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority, along with AES Distributed Energy, today announced the commissioning of a 4 megawatt (MW) solar PV project located in the town of Dublin, in Laurens County. This system is the first of two solar PV projects being developed by AES Distributed Energy and its partners, collectively expected to supply 20 MW to the Georgia Power utility grid.
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  • Monday, May 04, 2015
    DUBLIN-LAURENS COUNTY IS NAMED ONE OF BEST TO INVEST 2014 BY SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE
    Site Selection magazine names its Best to Invest Top US Economic Development Groups of 2014
    Atlanta, May 4, 2015: Site Selection magazine has named its Top US Economic Development Groups of 2014 as part of the magazine’s annual Best to Invest rankings. Local economic development groups were first ranked according to four objective categories: new jobs, new jobs per 10,000 residents, new investment amount and new investment per 10,000 residents. Additional criteria included the creativity of economic development strategy; scope of project activity; and documenting link between the economic development organization and actual results. The rankings include the top ten metropolitan groups and honorable mentions, and the top 20 micropolitan groups.
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  • Thursday, March 26, 2015
    VALMIERA GLASS USA CORP RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
    International Officials Join Dublin-Laurens County Leadership for Valmiera Glass USA Corp Ribbon Cut
    Dublin, GA,  March 26, 2015 – The Honorable Latvian Ambassador to the United States, Andris Razāns and the Mayor of Valmiera, the Honorable Jānis Baiks, joined state and local officials today to celebrate the ribbon cutting and dedicate a new 80,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility that will serve as the North American headquarters of Valmiera Glass USA Corp.  The project, which Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced in July of 2014 will consist of 150 new jobs in Laurens County and a capital investment of $20 million.  In the initial press release, Governor Deal noted, “This project represents the first substantial investment from  Latvia – one of the Baltic States, which underscores the fact that Georgia’s thriving automotive and aerospace industries are gaining attention in the international marketplace.”
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Polymer Logistics Breaks Ground in Dublin-Laurens Couny
Located at 101 Best Buy Drive in Dublin, the new facility will create 110 new jobs when open in early 2017.  Learn More
Valmiera Glass Adds 425 New Jobs
Latvian-based company to invest $90 million in Dublin headquarters expansion. Learn More
HGMS Certifications
Heart of Georgia Mega- Georgia’s First Dual-Certified Mega Site/Super Park Learn More