Locate South Georgia
& International Business

Global companies are no strangers to the Locate South Georgia region. More than 20 international companies have chosen to do business or develop locations in South Georgia, including:

Company Country of Origin Business South GA Location
Pratt Industries USA Australia Paperboard mill Albany, Moultrie
Food Giant Belgium Grocery Stores Bainbridge
Harveys Supermarkets Belgium Grocery Stores Multiple locations
Forquimica Brazil Liquid fertilizer Moultrie
Keystone Foods Brazil Poultry processing Camilla
Pilgrim’s Brazil Poultry processing Douglas
Taurus Holdings Brazil Gun manufacturer Bainbridge
Beadles & Balfour Canada Sawmill Thomasville
Canfor Southern Pine Canada Sawmill Moultrie
Golden Boy Foods Canada Crop prep services, cotton gin Fitzgerald
MAAX Canada Plastics, Plumbing Fixtures Valdosta
Norbord Canada Wood products Cordele
Coats & Clark England Thread mills Albany
Harris Waste Management Group England Industrial machinery & equipment Cordele
Holiday Inn & Conference Center England Hotels & Motels Valdosta
MillerCoors England Malt beverages Albany
SAFT America France Batteries Valdosta
BASF Germany Paint Bainbridge
BASF Germany Pesticides & chemicals Sparks
DHL Supply Chain Germany Freight Transport Albany
Evoqua Water Technologies Germany Chemicals Thomasville
Delta Galil USA Israel Clothing Tifton
Lynch Technologies Italy Special industry machinery Bainbridge
Helena Industries Japan Pesticides & chemicals Cordele
Koyo Bearings USA Japan Ball & roller bearings Cairo
Bimbo QSR Mexico Food processing Valdosta
McCleskey Mills Singapore Fabric mill Smithville

Source: georgiapowered.maps.arcgis.com

These companies, and others, are attracted to South Georgia for our multi-modal transportation network, highly skilled workforce and, for some counties in the region, access to Foreign Trade Zone 144, giving South Georgia distinct international trade advantages. These advantages make exports simple.

About Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ):

Although not located in a Foreign Trade Zone, Locate South Georgia’s member counties have potential access to FTZ 144. An FTZ is a secured, neutral area outside of U.S. Customs territory. Items imported into an FTZ are exempt from duties and excise taxes. Merchandise may be manipulated, used in manufacturing, inspected, combined, displayed for sale, or re-exported without payment of duty. Customs duties and excise taxes are only applied on the final product if/when the product is imported into the US.

Business Facilities magazine’s 16th Annual Rankings Report recognized FTZ 144 as #4 for exports with the value of those exports at approximately $2.1 billion. The value of shipments to the U.S. market from FTZ No. 144 was approximately $4.4 billion.