Published 3:49 pm Friday, July 14, 2017

UNADILLA – Myron Mixon – Mayor of Unadilla, Terrell Hudson – County Commission Chairman, Bob Jeter – Dooly County Industrial Development Authority, Scotty Mashburn – Dooly County Economic Development and Rodney Hair – Dooly County Road Department, did the ground breaking for Dooly County Industrial Authority’s 30,000 sq. ft. Industrial Building.

    Bob Jeter says, “For the Industrial Authority it is all about job creation.  This will be the Authority’s fourth Spec. Building in the County; They all have been a great asset for Dooly County.”

    “We have been successful attracting small business because of the availability of spec buildings.  The businesses have been on a 90 day startup schedule and that’s difficult to do without available land and buildings.  With the Business Development Center functioning and spec buildings available you now have a roadmap for growing Dooly County.,” stated County Chairman Hudson.

    “Unadilla has now started moving in the right direction to attract new business prospects that will benefit everybody in our area.” says Mayor Mixon.

    Deputy Director Scotty Mashburn says,” Spec Buildings are a great marketing tool for Dooly County to have.  Providing a building for prospects to come to Dooly County to look at can lead to the sell of a spec building, or possibly lead to interest in a neighboring piece of property.  The important part of having a Spec Building is that it will create interest and get Dooly County on the list of possible sites for a business to choose from.”

    He also clarified that a Spec Building is basically a building with four walls and a roof built for Industrial purposes that is ready for a business owner to purchase and move into quickly. Final details like office space, roll-up doors, concrete and electrical are some of the items that the buyer will be allowed to construct to their specifications in a short time frame.  These buildings are meant to save investors time and money, while still allowing them to add their own specific finishes that fit their businesses needs.