Why Choose Ben Hill County?

Major companies consistently choose Ben Hill County thanks to its centralized location. Easy access to all major highways, 20 minutes from I75, 24/7 all-weather airport & CSX Seaboard Systems gives our local industries time to receive materials and ship products more efficiently. Combine the county’s centralized location with the lack of traffic congestion, and the choice is simple. If you plan to establish, move, or expand your business, and want to be more competitive, look no further than Ben Hill County! More than 36 million consumers are within a 3-hour truck drive of Ben Hill County.
   
Major Highways

Situated on 8 major north/south and east/west routes and 2 major US Highways all connects Ben Hill County to All South Eastern Transportation hubs.

State Routes: 11, 90, 107, 125, 182, 206, 215, 233

US Highways: 129, 319

Businesses needing to reach the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick can enjoy easy access, thanks to US Highway 319.

Delivering products to Atlanta is also a breeze, as I-75 can be accessed in only 20 minutes by taking GA-107 W to our adjacent neighbors Turner County.
   
Water

Navigable River: Flint River (9 foot channel depth) with public barge dock at Bainbridge (100 miles).

Seaport: Brunswick Seaport (118 miles) with maintained channel depth of 32 feet
   
Rail Service

CSX Seaboard Systems - Mainline in County, NS rail too distant to be considered accessible

Nationwide CSX Seaboard Systems – Hub, (48 miles away)
Nearest Intermodal –

http://www.csx.com/

GEORGIA RAIL FREIGHT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Georgia is home to 24 freight railroads (2 class - 1’s, and 23 short - line railroads)
  • Home to the largest intermodal facility on the east coast
  • Georgia’s railroad industry employed 6,753 Georgians in 2011.
  • Georgia has the largest railroad network in the Southeast, and ranked:
    • 7th highest in the Nation for total rail miles (4,680 miles of track)
    • 5th most rail tons terminating in State
    • 13th for number of railroads in U.S.
  • Nationwide, each freight rail job supports 4.5 jobs elsewhere in the economy.
  • Each $1 billion in new rail investment creates over 17,000 jobs.
Airports

Fitzgerald Municipal Airport provides over 5,000-feet of paved, lighted runway with a parallel taxiway which makes it convenient for corporate aircraft. Make our location your choice when flying to and visiting the Southern Georgia area!

**opportunity for air cargo**

http://www.fitzairport.com/default.htm


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