Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Leveraging Your Resources

The third key in my book is Leveraging Your Resources, maximizing the natural and political resources that every town is blessed with. Hinesville, GA is such an agurb®. They are well located from a distribution standpoint along I-95 and are close enough to Savannah to offer “strip and ship” options for importers, but far enough from Savannah to offer a much more economical operating model.

Hinesville just announced that Target is building a 1.5 million sf distribution center that will initially hire 500 employees, but grow to 800 over time. Target, Wal-Mart, and other large distribution companies understand why agurbs® offer some big advantages when compared to large cities. Hinesville, like most agurbs®, is a community creating great jobs and opportunities.

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