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Our Location

The Okefenokee area is located in the heart of southeast Georgia and is the gateway to the world-famous Okefenokee Swamp. Waycross, which is the economic hub of the area, received its name from its strategic position—where “ways cross.”

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22min Commute Travel Time




Transportation Infrastructure

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The Waycross-Ware County Airport is a public airport situated on 1,051 acres, has three runways.

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Railway System

CSX Transportation’s largest and most productive automated classification facility is located in Waycross, Georgia.

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Waycross, the economic hub of the Okefenokee Area, received its name from its strategic position—where "the ways cross”.

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Deep Water Ports

Georgia’s deep water ports in Savannah and Brunswick continue to grow in importance as major transportation hubs.

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Labor Force
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32% Blue Collar
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67% White Collar
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Universities within 50 miles
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24 Colleges within 50 miles
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82.95% High School degree or higher
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Total Population
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37 Median Age
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$44,358 Median Household Income
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With over 50 years of experience, Georgia’s Quick Start program has proven time and time again to be one of Georgia’s best assets for new business. If a company is looking to locate in Waycross-Ware County and faces a need for training, staff at the Waycross and Ware County Development Authority along with representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Quick Start, and Coastal Pines Technical College work to create the needed training for your organization at no cost.

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The Okefenokee Swamp Park can be found at the northern tip of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. This locally owned and operated park is filled with adventure for all ages. Boat tours, train tours, and “Eye on Nature” shows are all part of the daily schedule. Visitors can get a close look at the local wildlife while learning about their habitat and enjoy colorful tales about the swamp while touring the park.

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