Groundbreaking Held for Cloud Springs Industrial Park
RINGGOLD, Ga. (WDEF) – Catoosa County broke ground on what they hope is an anchor of their economic future today.
Cloud Springs Road is the first exit crossing into Georgia in Catoosa County.
Recent traffic counts in this area according to Catoosa County is around 100,000 vehicles per day cross the Tennessee/Georgia line in this area.
With this in mind, the large open property right off the I-75 exit is what local economic and political hope, the future of the Catoosa County economy.
Former Georgia State Representative Jeff Mullis said, “From this site, 100 miles in every direction we have 8.3 million people. Not that they’re all going to work here, but that’s how far we reach from this site and from Northwest Georgia and the Chattanooga area.”
The Cloud Springs Industrial Park is being constructed by Chattanooga Industrial, who own the Enterprise South Industrial Park.
They plan to have up to 1.1 million square feet of Class A Industrial Space available for prospective companies.
They are targeting businesses that are in the manufacturing, research and development, and technological industries.
It is the hope of Catoosa County that this site will eventually lead to over 700 new jobs and over $100 million in capital investment.
Catoosa County Commissioner Larry Black said, “We have about 80% of our workforce in Catoosa County that drive outside of the county on a daily basis. And we want to look at places like this, and try to develop them in the future so that our workforce and our people that are going through our College and Career Academy in Catoosa County, and things like that, will stay at home.”
Today concluded the mass grading efforts to begin construction of the park.
No potential businesses have yet to be announced at this time.