Peach County is home to Middle Georgia’s first Megasite

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Peach County Megasite
Peach County

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— Middle Georgia officially has its first Megasite.

The more than 1,000-acre property is located right off Highway 96, near I-75, in Peach County.

B.J. Walker, the Executive Director of the Development Authority of Peach County, says the goal is to attract large manufacturing projects.

“Projects that you’ve seen announced throughout the state in the past two years,” he said. He mentioned Rivian in east Atlanta and Hyundai in Bryan County as examples.

Walker says the business will meet industry and community needs.

“Not just the quantity of jobs but the quality of jobs,” he said. “The pay, the benefits, the culture surrounding the company. It’s so important for our families to be able to have a working wage but to be able to enjoy their family too.”

Martin Moseley, the Chairman of the Peach County Board of Commissioners, called the site a big deal.

“We’re at a time right now where a lot is going on, a lot of moving around, a lot of interest in electric vehicles and a lot of interest in everything that goes with that,” he said.

The Megasite could take up to several years to develop.

Moseley is excited to see which business will call Peach County its home.

“These kind of things can be absolutely transformative to a rural county, a rural place like us, Fort Valley, Peach County,” he said.

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