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Population & Workforce

 Population: 21, 914 Workforce: 10,262  Avg Weekly Wage: $563   Density: 82 people/sq mile
 Unemployment: 11.96%  Total Draw Area: 309,000  Avg Weekly Mftg Wage: $655  % Union: 0

Taxes & Incentives

Tier 2 Job Tax Credit $3,000/job (includes $500 for Joint Development Authority Membership)  3% Investment Tax Credit  Property Tax Millage Rage = 24.67   
 Effective Tax Rate = $9.87/$1,000 FMV  7% Total Sales Tax = 4% State + 3% Local  100% Freeport Inventory Exemption

Municipalities

  Population   Med HH income Eff Tax Rate  % Freeport   Total Sales Tax
Canon   888  $30,222  $  9.87  0  7%
 Carnesville  654  $42,784  $10.23  100  7%
 Franklin Springs  775  $42,070  $13.07  0  7%
 Lavonia  1790  $28,673  $13.87  100  7%
 Royston  2536  $34,150  $13.87  0  7%

Transportation

Interstates: I-85  Motor Transport: 3 Interstates / 23 Inter/Intrastate   Rail: Norfolk Southern, Hartwell, Amtrak Intermodal: Hulsey Rail Yard, Inman Rail Yard 
 Ports: Garden City & Ocean Term - Savannah, GA & Brunswick, GA   International Airports: Greenville Spartanburg, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson  Commercial Airports: Anderson Regional, Athens/Ben Epps  Local Airport: Franklin-Hart Airport in Canon GA - 5012 ft Runway / Regular Aviation & Jet/Fuel stations on site w/24 hour self service - all major credit cards accepted

Utilities

 Electric Suppliers: Georgia Power, Hart EMC Natural Gas Distributors: City of Royston, City of Toccoa  Telecommunications: Carnesville Cable, Windstream 

  Permitted Capacity  Average Use   Excess Capacity
Water Plants   MGD  MGD  MGD
 City of Canon  0.10  0.00  0.10
 City of Carnesville  0.15  0.04  0.11
 City of Franklin Springs  0.25  0.09  0.17
 Lavonia Water Plant  3.00  1.70  1.30
 Royston Spring Plant  1.00  0.31  0.69
 Royston Water Plant  1.00  0.30  0.70
 Brooks Street Well Plant  0.16  0.07  0.09
 Petro Exit 55  0.10  0.06  0.04
 Franklin County Water  1.75  0.30  1.45

  Permitted Capacity  Average Use  Excess Capacity 
Sewer Plants   MGD  MGD  MGD
 Carnesville WPCP  0.75  0.30  0.45
 Franklin Springs Pond  0.12  0.08  0.04
 Lavonia WPCP  1.32  0.34  0.98
 Royston WPCP  0.50  0.30  0.20
 Petro Exit 55  0.10  0.05  0.05

UPCOMING EVENTS

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May
Friday May 5th 2017 Policies & Pastries 8:00 a.m., Carnesville Community Center
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Oct
Thursday October 26th 2017 Annual Awards Banquet 6:30pm
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10
May
Wednesday May 10th 2017 Annual Golf Tournament Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant
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165 Athens St. / PO Box 151, Carnesville, GA,  30521

706-384-4659   chamber@franklin-county.com