Development Authority
Wayne County, Georgia is proud of the complementary nature of our existing industries. For example, Wayne County’s largest employer, cellulose products manufacturer Rayonier Advanced Materials, is a major purchaser of locally grown timber, supporting approximately 1 million acres of working forests in Wayne County and across the Southeast U.S.

In addition, Wayne County offers all the auxiliary services that industries need: banking, accounting and financial services, warehousing and transportation, construction, technical services, and more.

Wayne County, Georgia Industry Mix - 4th Quarter 2016
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting   23
Construction   78
Manufacturing   34
    Food   1
    Textile Product Mills   1
    Apparel   4
    Wood Product   1
    Paper   9
    Printing and Related Support Activities   2
    Petroleum & Coal Products   1
    Nonmetallic Mineral Product   2
    Fabricated Metal Product    4
    Furniture and Related Product   9
Utilities   5
Wholesale Trade   8
Retail Trade   114
Transportation and Warehousing   17
Information   10
Finance and Insurance   30
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing   13
Professional, and Tech. Services   28
Management of Companies/Enterprises   2
Administrative and Support and Waste
Management and Remediation Services
Educational Services   3
Health Care and Social Assistance   65
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation   6
Accommodation and Food Services   50
Other Services (except Public Admin.)   44
Unclassified - Industry Not Assigned   18
Total – Private Sector   567
Total – Government   38
    Federal Government   9
    State Government   12
    Local Government   17

Spotlight: Sierra International Manufacturing
Sierra International Manufacturing set up shop in Wayne County in 2008. Since then, the family owned company has steadily produced the kind of recycling equipment that can crush a car into a refrigerator-sized bale of metal.

Sierra International Machinery is a worldwide leader in the sale and support of processing equipment to the scrap and recycling industries. It offers processing equipment, such as two-ram balers, conveyors, shears/balers/loggers, portable balers/loggers, car loggers/balers, high density automatic balers, recycling balers, solid waste balers, shredders, material handlers, and grapples. The company also provides solutions for processing and disposing of ferrous and non ferrous scrap metals, such as balers for scrap metal and vehicle scrap, and automatic balers; and accessories, including demolition shearing machines and grapples, as well as a range of products for recycling cables.

The Wayne County Industrial Development Authority has assisted Sierra International Machinery with the financing of industrial revenue bonds.


Wayne County is the easy choice when relocating your industry.