Innovative Manufacturing

Exemplary Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems

John Deere, GIW Industries, and Club Car are manufacturing powerhouses in Columbia County due to ample transportation and logistical benefits:  access to the interstate and highway system (I-20, U.S. 221), airports, and two of the busiest ports in the U.S. – Savannah and Charleston enable Columbia County to be the place where businesses thrive.

Other regional assets like the high concentration of workers with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degrees, the availability of production workers and manufacturing processes, the significant number of graduates from technical programs, and the opportunity to build on the existing, local base of major manufacturers all contribute to the area’s achievements – current and future – within innovative manufacturing. See a list of major manufacturers in Columbia County here.


Untapped Sectors

Columbia County, Georgia manufacturing

Along with heavy equipment manufacturing, there is

untapped potential in the food and beverage and

medical devices industries. Columbia County is an

attractive place for food and beverage because of its

central location to national markets. It’s an appealing

location for medical devices because of the existing

presence of health services, and a growing and

diverse medical community with industry-leading

research and development opportunities.