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IDA earns Deal of the Year award

The Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized the Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Development Authority for an ‘outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia.’ Barnesville-Lamar County was recognized because of the Piedmont Green Power project that is under construction now. The project will create 227 direct and indirect jobs and $200 million in capital investment. The company will purchase 1.2 million gallons of gray water from Barnesville. The authority was able to provide an infrastructure-ready site to the company by creative use of grant funding and a Congressional appropriation. This is the fourth year that GEDA has recognized the major projects from the previous year. In what has become a major portion of the annual awards ceremony, GEDA recognizes recipients in three categories. Barnesville-Lamar County fell into the category of a small county with population 50,000 and under.

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