ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has paid $61 million for a sprawling southeast Georgia site that it hopes to use to lure a large manufacturer.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the purchase of more than 2,200 acres from three separate sellers closed on July 27. The state and the four-county Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Corridor Joint Development Authority announced the purchase in May.
Officials said then, they don’t intend to split up the Bryan County site, but instead will target one large manufacturer such as an automaker. Gov. Brian Kemp recently launched an effort to promote the electric vehicle industry in Georgia.
The site adjoins Interstate 16 near Ellabell.