The Mitchell County Development Authority (MCDA) plans to apply for two (2) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Cleanup grants:
- $200,000 to assist with the cleanup of hazardous waste and petroleum contaminants at the former Cagles Processing Facility on Highway 37 in Camilla, Georgia, and
- $200,000 to assist with cleanup of petroleum contaminants at the former Glausier St. Gas Station property at 334 Glausier Street in Pelham, Georgia.
The Grant application/proposal and draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) will be available to enable citizens to review the documents, and offer time for comments/questions, during the regular County Board of Commissioners Meeting to be held in December.
The meeting will be held at 186 East Broad Street on December 6th from 9am to 10am. Alternatively if you are unable to attend the meeting, inquiries and comments can be submitted electronically by addressing an email to Paige Gilchrist, Executive Director, Mitchell County Development Authority - click here to email Paige. Paper copies of the application will be available at the public meeting or can be obtained in electronic format by emailing a request to the above referenced email address.
Mitchell County in Southwest Georgia covers 514 square miles of farmland, industry and historic towns. The Flint River defines the western border of our county and U.S. Highway 19, a major four-lane corridor passes through the heart of our area.
Agribusiness is Mitchell County’s largest industry, with well-known names such as Keystone Foods and Southeast Milk Incorporated. Of the nation’s counties, Mitchell County is in the top 10 in pecan production. The community of Baconton is known for innovating the highly marketable paper-shell pecan.
Two energy–related industries joined our corporate roster in recent years. A corn to fuel manufacturer, Flint Hill Resources, and Camilla Solar, a solar power plant, chose Mitchell County as the place to grow their businesses.
With local hunting plantations as destinations, eco-tourism contributes to the local economy. Mitchell County is one of the premier locations for quail hunting. Businesses on retreat and hunting connoisseurs from around the world travel to our plantations to enjoy hunting and our local hospitality.