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.