While almost everyone in Camden County agrees that we need to bring more jobs to the community, opinions still vary widely on how we accomplish this. During the time we were on the upward slope of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base’s development, Camden County could afford to get by on its “good looks.” Many businesses opened here between the 1980s and the 2000s. Scores of houses were built because of the thousands of military and civil service personnel attached to the base. But in the last 15 years or so, our workforce has shrunk...
Coastal Pines Technical College rolled out plans for a new diploma program during a presentation at the Georgia Marine Workforce Summit last week at Crooked River State Park. Camden area students will have the opportunity in the near future to earn a 40-hour marine engine technology diploma at the college, which also will offer 15- and 17-hour certificate programs for basic marine engine technician and basic marine servicing technician. The program fits into the economic development agenda that the Joint Development Authority hopes will bring more employers and more jobs to the county.
Caraustar manufactures spiral wound, paper core tubes for multiple uses including paper, fabric, film and many other things. Caraustar serves customers in markets throughout the United States with the Woodbine Plant covering an area from Miami to Panama City, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina. Caraustar is headquartered in Austell, Georgia and has plants throughout the United States. The Woodbine Plant was formerly part of Summer Industries which relocated from Nassau County, Florida to Camden County, Georgia.
Camden County's newest manufacturer, Foodie' J, recently started production this month at its factory in Kingsland. Members of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce and the Joint Development Authority toured the production facility last week. They presented owners Xiao Lei Jiang and Weiyi Xu with a certificate welcoming them to the community and declaring Kingsland the "Egg Roll Capital of Georgia."
Business incentives for new and expanding businesses thanks to Camden County's Enterprise Zones, Opportunity Zones and Military Zones. Incentives available for small business start-up projects, relocation, or expansion projects.