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‘ ind e strē / noun industry 1 . economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories .
“ Top Five Cities for Young Families in Georgia ” by NerdWallet , and earlier this year , it was ranked in the top 50 safest cities in Georgia by AreaVibes . com . “ The quality of life of a community is becoming a more important factor for large industries when deciding where to take their companies . Where will their employees want to live ?” Anna explains .
Since 1968 the community has had a development authority working on its behalf to promote and expand industry and trade in Bryan County for the public good and welfare , and to reduce unemployment to the greatest extent possible . Now a statutory authority ( since 2005 ), the DABC is led by a dynamic board of directors and a CEO and staff who bring key ideas for strategic planning and positioning to the table .
Geography is a key component of the marketability of Bryan County . Easy access to Interstate 95 and Interstate 16 , the Port of Savannah , Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport , and two railways make a number of locations in the community suitable for industrial use , including Interstate Centre and the Belfast Commerce Park . For almost eight years , Anna Chafin has been the face of industry in Bryan County , spending a great deal of time in Atlanta , networking with local , regional , state , and federal partners to sell Bryan County to the world and let
decision-makers know why this community is well-positioned for industry .
You may or may not know the types of goods that are being manufactured , serviced , tested , and / or distributed from our county , but a wide array of products used all over the world come from right here in Bryan County . Agriculture and forestry equipment , large drill rigs that are used to help build our nation ’ s infrastructure , engineered quartz surfaces , precision-engineered AR-style firearms and accessories , premium adhesive vinyl film products , custom corrugated boxes , and electric interconnector pins used in everything from airplanes to cell phones are all manufactured here in our community . In addition to the variety of goods produced here , products are distributed from Bryan County to destinations all over the world . These products include Kawasaki motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles , Blue Bell ice cream , farm and home garden supplies , home furnishing products , equipment for the electric utility industry , and a variety of products to fill consumer orders placed online through sites such as Amazon and eBay . When this list of industries and products produced in or distributed out of our community is considered , IT BECOMES CLEAR THAT BRYAN COUNTY TRULY IS THE HOME OF INDUSTRY .
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