Certified Sites

The Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Program offers 60+ industrial certified sites that are ready for fast-track construction projects through advance due diligence. To qualify for GRAD status, available sites must meet the program's due diligence standards, be reviewed by a third party and earn the final approval of a steering committee comprised of public and private sector economic development professionals. Categories of due diligence include:

  • Phase I environmental assessment
  • Preliminary geotechnical investigation
  • Cultural and endangered species investigation
  • Zoning designation
  • Utility service assessment
  • Wetlands and stream delineation

Search and view profiles of Georgia's GRAD certified sites: Georgia.org/Certified-Sites. Find out how to get a site certified in your community. Companies that have benefited from Georgia's certified sites program include:  

Adidas Chicken of the Sea DRT 
Facebook Five Below Hanwa Q CELLS
Inalfa Irving Consumer Kubota
Lidl The Linde Group NIFCO KTW
Rinnai Starbucks Coffee Company Vanguard National Trailer Corp
voestalpine WL Plastics   
All Sites

Our utility partners maintain data on additional sites available throughout Georgia. Search the following databases for profiles on over 900 sites.

Electric Cities of Georgia
Electric Cities of Georgia

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Georgia EMC
Georgia EMC

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Georgia Power
Georgia Power Database

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