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 tions infrastructure. Thanks to partnerships with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the Southeast Industrial Development Association (SEIDA) and the Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation (BRMEMC), the UCDA can arrange low-cost financing and grant/loan packages for companies interested in bringing business to Union County.
Business Incentives Available
Additional incentives include Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) financing, which can be issued for project-related costs of land, facilities, machinery and equipment. Tax abatements may also be available if a company chooses to finance all or part of its proj- ect with IRBs. Meanwhile, the Freeport Exemption allows raw materials, goods-in-process and finished goods bound for out- of-state shipment to be exempt from county ad valorem taxes.
The State of Georgia offers at least a dozen tax and financial incentives, while Union County offers eight additional incentives. For more information about how your business can find success and financial rewards in Union County, contact Mitch Griggs at the UCDA at (706) 745­4500 or
Small Airport = Big Opportunities
With a 5,000-foot runway, Blairsville Airport is one of the
only public airports in the North Georgia mountains that can accommodate jets. Blairsville KDZJ can handle everything from Cessna 150s and home-built aircraft to twins, small jets, Cita-
tions and lear jets. The fixed base operator (FBO) now boasts a beautiful new terminal building with a comfortable pilot’s lounge, including showers and a pilot briefing area with Wi-Fi. Some of the airport’s features include:
✈ FAA Level III type airport
✈ 5,004 ft. long × 100 ft. wide runway
✈ Hangers, tie-down and car rental services
✈ 100 low-lead gasoline and Jet-A fuel
✈ Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with after-hours restrooms and soda machine)
✈ Located approximately 3 miles southwest of downtown Blairsville, at an elevation of 1,907.2 feet
✈ Contact: 240 Airport Road, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706) 745-4307 |
  Blairsville Airport

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