RICHMOND HILL – The Development Authority of Bryan County, in partnership with TerraPointe, the real estate subsidiary of Rayonier (NYSE: RYN), held a groundbreaking ceremony today for Belfast Commerce Centre. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and other state and local dignitaries were present to commemorate the event.
The 1,100-acre industrial park, the largest rail-served site in the Savannah market, is approved for 10.5 million square feet of industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, office and commercial property.
“With the potential to create more than 7,500 new jobs, Belfast Commerce Centre is an exciting economic development opportunity for the State of Georgia,” said Lieutenant Governor Cagle, “We must continue to work together to encourage business growth, attract capital investment, and create high-wage jobs for Georgians.”
Belfast Commerce Centre has two miles of I-95 frontage, 1.5 miles of frontage on the Riceboro/Southern Railroad Line, and direct access – 16 miles - to the Port of Savannah. It is an attractive location for major manufacturers and other companies that can benefit from the site’s location and transportation advantages. Further strengthening the site’s marketability, the Federal Highway Administration recently approved a proposed interchange at Belfast Keller Road that would provide direct access to I-95.
“Today, Belfast Commerce Centre, Bryan County’s first rail-served industrial park, is open for business and is ripe for significant industrial growth”, stated F.J. “Josh” Fenn, Executive Director of the Development Authority of Bryan County.