Sat., December 8, 2012 11:00am (EST)

Nearly 2600 New Jobs For East Georgia
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

RICHMOND HILL, Ga.  —  
Officials broke ground Friday for the Belfast Commerce Centre, where new warehouses will be built to store goods being shipped to and from Georgia's ports. (Photo courtesy:  Georgia Ports Authority)
Officials broke ground Friday for the Belfast Commerce Centre, where new warehouses will be built to store goods being shipped to and from Georgia's ports. (Photo courtesy: Georgia Ports Authority)
Officials in Bryan County are celebrating new industrial development slated to bring nearly 2,600 jobs to the area in eastern Georgia.

Officials broke ground Friday for the Belfast Commerce Centre, where new warehouses will be built to store goods being shipped to and from Georgia's ports.

Officials say new jobs will be created in the trucking, construction and manufacturing industries and the 1,100-acre industrial park will be aligned with CSX freight rail service.

Officials say construction will begin immediately, and the site will be completed in the next 10 to 15 years.