Emphasis on economic development for Roberta and all of Crawford County will ensure our area continued diversity to prepare for a prosperous future. Success in attracting new businesses and industries supports the expansion of existing businesses as it enhances the lives of the current county’s residents, providing employment enabling additional population growth.
This chamber has worked with The Development Authority of Crawford County and other regional development organizations, to find and offer locations to various small businesses or industries. A priority to strive for a successful positive economic growth assuring opportunities to existing businesses remains our number one goal. Corporations sought to facilitate enhanced opportunities for existing business or supporting resources would be customer service centers, retail investments, matching small business opportunities to support Roberta Historic Business District area, hospitality ventures and growing investments in the Historic and Agra-Tourism Industry. (Highlithing or/Stressing a significant history of the area coupled with interest in rural Georgia’s agri-tourism help to promote the areas heritage as a key location for business.
Roberta-Crawford Chamber’s endeavor in recruiting new business holds fast to a significant chamber goal to retain existing businesses. The Development Authority of Crawford County has a 98 percent retention of all industry in the Industrial Park. Locals are employed in existing manufacturing facilities and offer Incubator programs offering housing in the development authority buildings. CDA provides manufacturing companies quarters with end result of relocation of the successfully developed industry to larger facilities befitting its growth. City and county have available buildings for retail or entrepreneurial quests in hunt of space development finally adding to the economy.
Crawford County is fortunate to have a successfully diverse agriculture and agribusiness community. Some of these components are: poultry, peaches, pecans, blueberries, agri-tourism, livestock, timber, grasses and grains. With agriculture being the #1 industry in Georgia, it is our intent to search out and recruit allied industries in manufacturing and distribution to further our farmers’ mission to supply the safest food in the world. Agri-tourism showcases a significant way of life in Crawford County.
Success in agricultural, manufacturing, distribution or tourism offers jobs…we are welcoming all interested to come enjoy what you will see. The county has low cost and reliable utilities, workforce ready to provide a skilled labor force, comprehensive job training and its desirable location: 15 minutes to I 475: 20 minutes to I75: 25 minutes to State Hwy. 96 and intersecting Roberta of GA 42 North and South, GA341 North and South and GA 128 West GA, 80 or GA 22 East and West attributed to its a desirable location in central part of Georgia. Regarding a port facility 3 hours from the Savannah Port, railroad transport by Bronson Yard 30 minutes and inland port in Cordele, Georgia is one hour. The Middle Georgia Regional Airport is 30 minutes and Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is about an hour north of Crawford County. Trucking companies local and others will find easy routes and access points again through Crawford County’s nearly central location in the state and all Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) or DOT maintained.
Our population includes educated individuals who are ready to contribute to the development and success of business and industrial enterprises. Crawford County Middle Georgia Technical College, offers Quick Start training, county is accredited as Workforce Ready providing companies with employees who will be productive, save time and expense.
By contacting the chamber or The Development Authority, 478-836-3497 available sites and buildings will be explained and needs addressed. Small retail business may contact 478-836-3825. Two sites with one intended to include a spec building are available in the Industrial Park. Both entities will work to address your needs as one of our future employers.
Utilities in Crawford County are serviced by , City of Roberta and County of Crawford water and sewage and or garbage; Georgia Power Company and Flint Energies, and in the northern portion of the county Southern Rivers Energy for all electricity needs. Fort Valley owns its natural gas distribution system and purchases gas wholesale from Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia. As well as local propane businesses to fill those utility needs.