The Sumter County Development Authority maintains an assortment of manufacturing and warehousing facilities, as well as a contact center and industrial tracts to meet new and expanding development needs. Both short and long term leases, as well as purchase option are available. Please inquire for additional information.
Located in the Ted Baldwin Business and Technology Park, this 64,000 square foot spec building is designed to adapt to the use of the tenant. A steel frame facility with 20 foot walls and 5 loading docks, it is situated so that the building can easily be expanded for future growth. The Development Authority will partner with a business to finish out the facility as needed to create a positive work environment.
Ch2MHill manages the Water and Sewer Plants privately for the City of Americus. Ch2MHill is responsible for the treatment and distribution of water and sewer processing for the residents. This includes the operation of a 7 million gallon per day Water Plant and a 4.4 million gallon per day Sewage Treatment Facility. The average daily consumption for city residents is 2.5 million gallons of water. The average daily treatment of sewer for city residents is 2.3 million gallons. With significant capacity for future growth needs, Ch2MHill is ready to meet your needs with the City of Americus water and sewer facilities.
The City of Americus owns and operates its own natural gas distribution system, providing services for all commercial and industrial residents of the City. With two pressure systems to serve customers, one system is at 20# for residential customers and small businesses, and the second system is at 150# for large commercial and industrial customers. Additionally, the Department will meet requirements of interruptible customers as needed. Over 103 miles of main lines comprise the system, with 2,672 MCF per day dedicated for customers, and this load can be expanded as needed. A member of the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, the City of Americus Natural Gas Department is ready to meet your needs.
Multiple providers, including Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Georgia Public Webb, AT&T, Mediacom, and Citizens Telephone Services supply high speed broadband capabilities to Sumter County. Each will develop a network to meet needs of individual users.
2022 brought good news to our county—Governor Kemp announced that Sumter County won a $25,387,000 grant to serve 5,726 Broadband users needing faster and more reliable internet.
This project will support needed telemedicine capabilities, promote better education opportunities for students, and help develop our present and future workforce for opportunities we will bring to our community.
See an interactive Georgia Broadband Map to consider providers and speed capacities: Broadband Map
The Georgia Power Company and Sumter EMC provide all electrical services in Sumter County. Both offer rebates and incentives to customers, and will gladly assist you in determining the best option for your business.
Located in Southwest Georgia, Sumter County is advantageously situated near multiple transportation options, including road, rail and air. US Highway 19 and GA State Highway 280 both run through the heart of the community, easily aiding north, south, east and west product movement. US Interstate 75 is approximately 25 miles to the east and US Interstate 185 is 47 miles to the northwest.
Locally, the Jimmy Carter Regional Airport provides general aviation services and is equipped with a 6,000+ foot runway. Commercial air service is provided by the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport conveniently located in Albany, Georgia.
Sumter County is served by the Heart of Georgia short line rail service, and Norfolk Southern Rail Company. Both are available along various industrial tracts, providing optimal transporting services of both raw and finished products.