19 Feb 2019

Customized Golf Carts Anyone?

Nivel Parts and Manufacturing announced that they will be expanding their current facility in Cairo, Georgia to include their US manufacturing operations. The former MadJax building located at 2051 2nd Ave NE, which was acquired by Nivel Manufacturing in 2015, will house the future manufacturing production line.


11 Feb 2019

Indian River Transport to Build New Terminal in Cordele, GA

Indian River Transport Company announced today that it plans to build a new trucking terminal in Cordele, Crisp County, Georgia.  The new facility will have frontage along Interstate 75 at Exit 102.

The Cordele terminal will include offices, truck bays, washout facilities, and an asphalt pad of about eight acres for trailer storage.  Construction should begin in mid-2019.  Once completed, Indian River anticipates hiring approximately 125 people, with about 100 of those being commercial truck drivers.

Indian River is a privately-owned food grade tank carrier providing transportation services throughout the United States, while also offering import/export services between the US, Canada and Mexico.  The company is recognized nationwide as a leader in the trucking industry. Much of its liquid freight includes milk, various juices, and other beverages.



01 Feb 2019

ECG Communities uniquely leverage utility enterprises to grow

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

4th Quarter, 2018

This newsletter regularly regales community innovation and economic start-ups in some of Georgia’s best cities. We announce growing corporations ready to beef-up and 100-year old industries set to up- cycle. ECG cities excel in creating opportunity for business, workforce and creative placemaking.

These winning communities come from a small cohort of Georgia’s more than 500 cities. Our 52 cities uniquely leverage utility enterprises to grow their communities.



04 Jan 2019

Shared Success: The Utility’s Role in Economic Development

Businesses want to keep energy costs down and utilities want to see load grow. That’s the bottom line in economic development. But that’s not all there is to it. Communities and businesses have varying goals that require a careful match to find the right fit.

To help grow and improve their communities, public power utilities are playing a bigger role in economic development programs, and site selectors are welcoming their input.

Why Utilities Should be Involved

“All economic development is local, and it all relies on a site or building. And every site or building is going to be served with utilities,” said site selector and economic development consultant Janet Ady. “Utilities are one of the key stakeholders in the economic development team.”

Ady noted that utilities play a big role in not only assessing the physical readiness of a site, but also in making sure that all the stakeholders at the table are aware of the process, aligned with the same goals, and coordinating. Read More


Source: Susan Partain, from Public Power.
Article: https://www.publicpower.org/periodical/article/shared-success-utilitys-role-economic-development