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Georgia’s Site Certification Program
The Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Program is a proactive effort by Georgia’s economic development community to develop a portfolio of available sites ready for fast-track development.
The program continues to grow with more than 60 certified industrial sites across the state. There are a number of factors that must be met to be considered for the program including: Phase I Environmental Assessment, Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation, Cultural and Endangered Species Investigation, Wetlands and Stream Delineation, Utility Service Assessment and Zoning Designation. Each site is submitted for review by a third party and receives final approval of the board of advisors, which includes both public and private sector economic development professionals.
Administered by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the program continues to grow, and offers the best available sites to prospective companies interested in Georgia.