State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick) and the Long County Economic Development Authority announced Friday that the Long County Development Authority was awarded $167,036 in OneGeorgia Equity grant funding. These funds will be used for road improvements to serve the Long County IDA Industrial Park.
“For a very long time, Long County has struggled to recruit business and industry into their county,” said Rep. Jones. “It is my understanding that 87.6 percent of the working population of Long County commutes out of the county to work every day. By providing highway accessibility, it gives the County and Development Authority a means whereby they can recruit industry into the county to provide jobs for their workforce.”
The award was approved on Dec. 17, at the OneGeorgia Authority Board meeting. The Long County Commission has voted to match $45,000 of the grant costs and the Development Authority of Long County will contribute $100,000 toward the match; the entire project will cost $312,036.
Representative Jeff Jones represents the citizens of District 167, which includes portions of Glynn, Long and McIntosh counties. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2014 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Motor Vehicles Committee. He also serves on the Insurance, Interstate Cooperation and Science and Technology committees.