Development Authority
Transportation & Logistics
In the geographic heart of Southeast Georgia, Wayne County is uniquely situated for industry looking to expand or relocate.
  • Two major four-lane highways (Hwy. 341 and Hwy. 301)
  • Easy access to I-95 (approx. 40 miles), the deep water ports of Savannah, Georgia (approx. 70 miles) and Jacksonville, Florida (approx. 90 miles), as well as, the port at Brunswick, Georgia
  • Two Class 1 railroads (CSX and Norfolk Southern)
Wayne County is in an ideal location for industries that need close proximity to Georgia’s ports coupled with a low cost of doing business.

Spotlight: Healthy Pet
Healthy Pet, a manufacturer of pet bedding and cat litter, has operated a facility in Jesup, Georgia since 2004. The company is owned by J. Rettenmaier & Sohne Group (JRS), based in Rosenberg, Germany.

Healthy Pet – previously known as Absorption Corp. – chose Jesup and Wayne County primarily for its location in the center of South Georgia’s pulp mills. Byproducts and waste from the pulp mills are the perfect raw materials for the highly absorbent pet products that Healthy Pet manufactures.

The Wayne County Industrial Development Authority has assisted Healthy Pet with facility leasing terms and industrial revenue bonds.


Wayne County is the easy choice when relocating your industry.