The Peach Regional Chamber of Commerce places a great deal of emphasis on economic development to ensure that our area will continue to diversify and prosper in the future. Continued success in attracting new businesses and industries supports the expansion of existing businesses and enhances the lives of the county's residents.
We work with development organizations in Fort Valley and Byron to recruit new manufacturing, distribution, assembly and related industrial facilities to Peach County and the surrounding area. We also strive to attract national and regional corporate headquarters, customer service centers, retail investments and hospitality ventures.
While recruitment of new industry is a significant function, aiding in existing industry expansion and retention is just as significant. About 80 percent of new jobs come as a result of existing industry expansion.
Thanks to our status as the Peach Capitol of Georgia, and our thriving pecan industry, agribusiness remains strong here and our goal is to help recruit allied industries to manufacture and distribute related products throughout Georgia, the nation and across the world.
Peach County has established itself as an industry-friendly community with its successful agricultural, manufacturing, service and distribution businesses. New employers can easily gain access to Peach County's low cost, reliable utilities, existing transportation, well-educated and skilled labor force, comprehensive job training and its prime location near the geographical center of the state. Peach County is an ideal place for business.
Peach County's diverse population includes well-educated individuals who are ready to contribute to the development and success of the area's business and industrial enterprises. In conjunction with Central Georgia Technical College, Peach County offers a Quick Start training which trains employees to be more productive, saving time and expense. This combined with Fort Valley State University's goal to assist Peach County in securing new businesses helps prime the Middle Georgia area and beyond for businesses as well as workforce development!
Additionally, construction has begun on the new Work Force Development Center located in the middle of our South Peach Industrial Park here in Peach County, Georgia! This new facility will be a central hub for a variety of programs to include the special CDL Drivers training courses offered by Central Georgia Technical College along with other study options. This location will also house the offices of the Development Authority of Peach County. We are excited to be a part of this asset to the community.
Available Sites and Buildings
There is a new spec building now available in the South Peach Industrial Park. The new pre-cast concrete building is 82,500 square feet and is rail served for manufacturing or distribution related projects.
The South Peach County Industrial Park in Fort Valley, offers all infrastructure, including water, gas, electricity, high speed internet, rail access and is about 10 minutes from Interstate 75. The park offers more than 200 acres with lots ranging from two acres to 100 acres.
In addition to private sites, Byron offers more than 600 acres of prime industrial property in its new North Peach Industrial Park. This area is served with a solid infrastructure foundation. Water, sewer, and natural gas are all available. All properties are located next to I-75, and are specifically designed to accommodate light manufacturing and distribution facilities.
Interstate 75 traverses northern Peach County with exits in Byron and on State Hwy. 96. A modern four lane Ga. Hwy. 49 connects the county seat of Fort Valley with the interstate in Byron. Additionally, U.S. Hwy. 341 is a major north-south thoroughfare, also connecting Fort Valley to the interstate. The South Peach Industrial Park is just minutes from I-75. The Middle Georgia Regional Airport is less than 25 miles away and Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is about an hour north of Peach County. State Route 96 also serves Peach County and connects the county directly to I-75.
Peach County is serviced by the Fort Valley Utility Commission, the City of Byron, Georgia Power Company and Flint Energies for all electricity needs. Fort Valley owns its natural gas distribution system and purchases gas wholesale from Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia. There is plenty of water available to new customers.
Industrial and economic development is conducted by several other organizations in the county.
Development Authority of Peach County
P.O. Box 935
Fort Valley, Ga. 31030
Byron Development Authority
Jimmy Walker, Chairman
478-956-2023 or 478-929-4141
Byron Convention & Visitors Bureau
100 West Heritage Blvd.
Byron, GA 31008
888-686-3496 or 478-956-2409
Byron Main Street
P.O. Box 129
311 Hwy 49 North
Byron, Ga. 31008
Byron Redevelopment Authority
Gordon Hale, Chairman
Main Street Fort Valley
Downtown Development Authority
P.O. Box 1864
Fort Valley, Ga. 31030