Industrial Parks

The Swainsboro/Emanuel County Joint Development Authorities have a number of outstanding industrial and manufacturing sites available. The following list illustrates several opportunities available for business development in Emanuel County. For the most up-to-date information on Emanuel County’s Industrial Parks, visit

pathwaylayoutPathway Industrial Park

Pathway Technology Park is rural Georgia’s first technology park. The Park has 120 acres with numerous sites and is complete with a redundant AT&T/ Bell South fiber loop. Underground utilities and protective covenants provide a campus atmosphere with plenty of large trees, curb & guttered paved roads, is fully lighted and is located within the city limits of Swainsboro adjacent to East Georgia College. All utilities are available.

Richard L. Brown Industrial Park

Richard L. Brown Industrial Park is just minutes from downtown Swainsboro. The Park has 88 acres and is the home of American Steel Manufacturers and JABO Industries. The park has paved roads, lighting and is easily connected to the Swainsboro Bypass and I-16 which is 15 miles away. All rlbrown_parkutilities are available.

Emanuel Industrial Park

Emanuel Industrial Park East and West is located south of the downtown area just off of U.S.1. The parks are sites of several important industries including Advanced Metal Components, American Door and Drawer, Capro Industries, Chemetrom Fire Systems, Swainsboro Precision Machines, Inc. and Savannah Luggage. Both parks are easily accessed by the Swainsboro Bypass. Several industrial sites are available.

Southeast Georgia I-16 Industrial Park

Located just off I-16 on U.S. 1, Emanuel County’s I-16 Industrial Park unknownis the county’s newest industrial park. Located just 91 miles from the port of Savannah, the park has 570 acres of buildable sites and is ideal for international trade. Emanuel County’s status as a “Tier 1” county equates to maximum state and local incentives for manufacturers or warehouse operations locating here.

Airport Industrial Park

The Airport Industrial Park features 250 acres for Industrial sites with BOTH runway and truck access. The Airport features a 6,000 ft. runway and state of the art terminal building. The Swainsboro/Emanuel County Airport facilities also include T-hangers, corporate hangers, aviation fuel, ground power service, ground air conditioning service, and pilot’s lounge.

For more information on Swainsboro’s Industrial Parks please contact the Joint Development Authority at (478) 237-6426 or CLICK HERE

Work Force Information*

Area Labor: Emanuel Area Labor Force–124,949 Employed–118,412 cement_truckUnemployed–5.7%
Local Labor: Emanuel Labor Force–10,762 Employment–10,204 Unemployment rate–5.2%
Average Manufacturing Weekly Wage: $505.00 Average Non-Manufacturing Weekly Wage–$394.00
Union Workers & Union Companies: The local UPS facility is the only company that has any union membership.
Taxes: Effective Property Tax: $9.17 per $1,000 of fair market value
Millage Rate: 19.575
Local Sales Tax: 3%
State Sales Tax: 4%
Freeport Tax Exemption: 100%
Job Tax Credit: $4000
Investment Tax Credit: 5%

*From 2007 Annual Averages