mapIf you are looking for the right place to grow your business, come home to Ocilla-Irwin County. We’re the perfect size: small enough to know your neighbors, yet large enough you can find nearly anything you need. With a business-friendly environment, skilled workforce, and attractive business incentives, Ocilla-Irwin County offers the perfect setting to access southern and eastern seaboard markets, and U.S. ports.

Whether expanding your business or looking for a prime location, we can help.

To get the process started, contact Cathy Stott (912) 850-0703

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  • Top Employers

    Top Employers

    Employers

    Irwin County Board of Education 245
    Irwin County Detention Center 195
    Irwin County Hospital 180  
    Forest River/Rockport 108
    Irwin County Commission 100

    Top Employers
  • Tourism

    Tourism

    Tourism

    Designated a Camera Ready Community by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Irwin County has a rich cultural heritage. Home to the annual Sweet Potato Festival, Ocilla is a welcoming and relaxing small town. Visit Downtown Ocilla for great shopping and dining options or go outside of the city for farm tours or hunting plantations. Also nearby for the history buff is Jefferson Davis Historic Site. Ocilla honors its farming heritage with the Georgia Sweet Potato Festival, which hosts many events, including a sweet potato cooking contest, sweet potato parade and an antique, vintage and classic car show. People come from all around the state of Georgia to take part in the festivities. The city has a wide selection of local attractions, from a nine-hole golf course to a family park located in the center of town. Ocilla is a small town that always welcomes guests with open arms. Visit Ocilla where the people are as nice as the city itself.

    Tourism
  • Infrastructure

    Infrastructure

    Infrastructure

    Georgia Power and Irwin EMC both provide electricity to Ocilla/Irwin County. Natural gas is provided by the City of Ocilla at a competitive rate. In addition, an upgraded water and sewer system is fully capable of supporting existing business expansion or new companies relocating to Ocilla.

    Infrastructure
  • Workforce

    Workforce & Training

    Workforce & Training

    Irwin County’s Workforce of 3,444 employees is supplemented by a workforce of over 108,000 in the seven counties surrounding Irwin County. Irwin County’s school system boasts a graduation rate of 75% and offers both technical and college-bound curriculum. Georgia’s Quick Start program is the premier workforce training program in the entire United States. Quick Start, administered by the Technical College System of Georgia, provides pre-employment, job-specific training at no cost to the employer.

    Workforce & Training
  • Transportation

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    Transportation/Map

    Ocilla is strategically located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 129 and 319. I-75 is within 30 minutes and both Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and Jacksonville, Florida Airport are within 2.5 hours. The Savannah port is a drive of less than three hours, driving to Brunswick is just over two hours, and Jacksonville, Florida is within two hours and 40 minutes

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