During the Development Authority of Bryan County’s monthly board meeting Thursday, representatives from Georgia EMC unveiled new marketing tools to help the authority attract jobs and investments into its two main industrial parks.
With Georgia EMC’s assistance, Bryan County’s Interstate Centre now has a 3D model with an aerial view to present to potential clients and for other marketing uses. Included in this 3D model is existing structures in the park and conceptual designs for future buildings.
The authority also included conceptual designs for the Interstate Exchange Development, which will add 40 acres to the park. The authority will also be able to take building designs of potential clients and place them into a model to show instead of a traditional two dimensional design.
“We not only wanted to show a new side to Interstate Centre, but our community’s vision for Interstate Centre and the I-16/US280 Interchange,” DABC Executive Dierctor Josh Fenn said. “With the 3D model we will be able to better market our properties with potential clients and show their buildings requirements in the park in a three dimension model.”
Also unveiled to the Authority were new GIS files for the Bryan County industrial parks including key features sought by site selection firms. These files are developed with Technology from ESRI.
“With the GIS files we can show a prospect on the site where utility lines, wetlands and other key site issues in the selection on the site without having to print and roil out maps and drawings,” Fenn. said
Georgia EMC and its members, Coastal and Canoochee EMC, provided these services to Authority at no charge to the authority. Interstate Centre is the first industrial park in the Savannah MSA market to have this 3D technology and one of the few in Georgia. This is the latest enhancement by DABC to the 1,100 acre park located on I-16, 18 miles West of the Georgia Ports Authority terminals. Other recent enhancements include Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) status, and Magnet Site status for Foreign Trade Zone #104.
Belfast Commerce Centre is a 1,200 acre industrial park located on I-95, 16 miles from the Georgia Ports Authority terminals. Once on-line, the site will be the largest fully served rail industrial park within 45 miles of the Ports.
“We appreciate the continued support of our partners Canoochee, Coastal and Georgia EMC for providing this service for our industrial recruitment efforts,” Fenn said. “Without their help we could not continue to be the most aggressive economic development agency in this market.”
To see the 3D aerial tour of Interstate Centre, visit www.bryancountyga.com or http://youtu.be/6qVdM47FQvg.