The Twenty-First Century Diversification & Development

Today, Washington County provides an environment that is business and industry-friendly. Its location is halfway between Augusta and Macon as well as Atlanta and Savannah. This provides unique access to these four metropolitan cities in Georgia. Washington County is also less than 40 miles to both Interstate 16 and to Interstate 20. The Fall Line Freeway crosses the county and will serve as a connector from Columbus to Augusta upon its completion.

As the Kaolin Industry continues to change in Washington County, a number of other industries and employers continue to emerge locally. In 2002, Washington County opened its Industrial Park adjacent to Deepstep Road with a speculative building. Since this time, Dura-Line and Trojan Battery have occupied space in the Washington County Industrial Park. In 2010, the University System Shared Services Center began operation in the expanded Industrial Park. Other key industries that have been located in Washington County in the last decade include Zorlu, KaMin, and Meltblown Technologies. These industries have been instrumental in increasing a diversified economy that includes the Washington County Regional Medical Center and its numerous medical clinics and facilities, Oconee Fall Line Technical College, numerous trucking companies, a district GDOT office in Tennille, and the local Board of Education which all serve as major employers for Washington County and surrounding counties.