BRUNSWICK & GLYNN COUNTY

The smart choice for new
and expanding business

The City of Brunswick offers the American East Coast’s ideal place to grow businesses, communities, and families. By combining local incentives with state and federal programs, Opportunity Brunswick promotes the city’s fair weather; educated workforce; rich history; convenient access to air, sea, rail, and road transportation; and comfortable Golden Isles lifestyle to encourage development.

Because our region’s assets and business metrics speak for themselves, Opportunity Brunswick ensures that new and expanding enterprises consider Brunswick’s many advantages when developing strategies for ongoing success.

Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority Report
City of Brunswick Economic Development Annual Report
Downtown Development Authority Report
City of Brunswick Blueprint
  • Vibrant Business Community

    Brunswick offers business-friendly government programs, a dedicated chamber of commerce, and an enthusiastic corps of retired business executives who promote the success of local enterprise.

  • Retention and Expansion Program

    Brunswick and Glynn County Industries are entitled to first-class service from the County, and exclusive access to local and state resources, grants, and incentives that promote business growth.

  • Foreign Trade Zones

    Excludes a company from paying duties on imported goods that are used for production. Duties are paid once the finished product reaches the final destination.

  • A Diverse Economy

    Glynn County is home to several major industries, including manufacturing (2,045 jobs), health care (5,024 jobs), hospitality and tourism (12,973 jobs), and transportation and warehousing (1,381 jobs).

  • Talented Workforce

    Put Brunswick’s diverse mix of professionals and technical experts to work for you. Glynn County’s technical high school graduates excel at manufacturing and technical trades.

  • A Growing Community

    The Brunswick region offers a high quality of life that includes excellent recreational opportunities, access to a strong health care system, and strong K-12 and postsecondary education institutions.

    Brunswick and Glynn County

    The Ideal Choice
    for Smart Enterprises

    Aerospace
    Brunswick’s 8,000-foot runway surrounded by 2,000 acres of developable property, ready labor force, and sophisticated infrastructure and have supported the Golden Isles’ long history of service to the aviation community.
    Metals and Machinery Manufacturing
    Manufacturing is an integral part of Brunswick’s economy. Enjoy lower costs, innovation, and a secure business advantage. As a manufacturer, your employees receive free training—in classrooms, mobile labs, or on-site in your facility.
    Food Processing
    Competitive wage rates for the Food Industry are 11% lower than the national average. The supply of capable food service talent is double the national average. Ready access to air, land, and sea transport means processed foods and ingredients are cheaper to ship and receive.
    Distribution & Logistics
    Take advantage of Brunswick’s convenient access to air, sea, rail, and road transportation. Import, export, and resource-dependent industries thrive in the Golden Isles. Get your supplies in and your goods out quickly and easily.

    Brunswick and Glynn County

    Globally Connected

    Port of Brunswick

    The Port of Brunswick is best known for the handling of automobiles. Located 12 miles landward from the open Atlantic Ocean. Currently, the channel width is being widened to 1,000 feet and the depth is being increased to 36 feet. The vertical height clearance of the Sidney Lanier Bridge is 185 feet at mean high tide.

    Port of Savannah and the Port of Jacksonville

    Glynn County is also located one hour south of the Port of Savannah and one hour north of the Port of Jacksonville, both via I-95. Several existing industries use both ports to ensure they get the best price on service.

    Interstate 95 and Highway Access

    Brunswick and the Golden Isles is easily accessible via Interstate 95, an East Coast artery of commerce from Maine to Miami, and U.S. 17,U.S. 341/Golden Isles Parkway, U.S. 25, U.S. 82/GA 520 offer businesses direct access to all areas of Georgia. Additionally, Brunswick and the Golden Isles are serviced by eight local motor freight terminals and numerous motor freight carriers.

    Norfolk Southern and CSX Rail Access

    Glynn County is served by two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern, in addition to one short line, the Colonel’s Island Railroad, owned and operated by Rail Link.

    Interstate 95 and Highway Access

    Brunswick and the Golden Isles is easily accessible via Interstate 95, an East Coast artery of commerce from Maine to Miami, and U.S. 17,U.S. 341/Golden Isles Parkway, U.S. 25, U.S. 82/GA 520 offer businesses direct access to all areas of Georgia. Additionally, Brunswick and the Golden Isles are serviced by eight local motor freight terminals and numerous motor freight carriers.

    Norfolk Southern and CSX Rail Access

    Glynn County is served by two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern, in addition to one short line, the Colonel’s Island Railroad, owned and operated by Rail Link.

    Low Cost of Doing Business

    No large American city offers a more affordable business climate than Brunswick.