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Coffee County's Barrington Road improved for economic advantage

In its comprehensive plan from 2007, Coffee County stated its goals to create an environment that promotes the county as an attractive place to do business, and to work collaboratively with local governments to ensure there is adequate land for industrial and commercial development by providing the appropriate infrastructure to support this type of development. The plan also encourages infrastructure development that facilitates economic growth and provides needed resources for potential businesses. Coffee County did just that when teaming up with Southern Georgia Regional Commission and Premium Peanut to construct improvements to Barrington Road. The improvements, funded by a OneGeorgia Authority $500,000 grant, ensured adequate transportation for traffic generated by Premium Peanut, as well as new potential industries developing in Barrington Agri-Business Park. As a result of the improvements, Premium Peanut is now the fourth largest sheller in the United States, has created 100 new jobs, and is already in the beginning stages of an expansion that will generate more jobs and economic growth for Coffee County.

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