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Taylor Made Industry

Agriculture is a major industry in Taylor County, Georgia, with an annual farm gate value of more than $32 million. Peaches, strawberries, poultry/eggs, and timber are the top crops in Taylor County.

A different type of crop has been established in Taylor County in recent years: solar farms. More than 3,500 acres of land in Taylor County are covered in solar panels, catching energy from the sun and feeding it into Southern Power’s energy grid. Four solar farms operate on land that was mostly open fields with sandy, difficult-to-farm soil.

Taylor County Top Employment Clusters

Cluster Cluster Employment

Transportation & Logistics 70
Hospitality & Tourism 70
Textile Manufacturing 60
Forestry 60
Business Services 55
Financial Services 20
Electric Power 20
Upstream Chemical Products 10
Printing Services 10
Nonmetal Mining 10

Source: U.S. Cluster Mapping Project, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School

Target Industries

  • Agribusiness
  • Solar Power
  • Business Start-ups
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Light Industrial Manufacturing

Taylor County “Rock Star”

Georgia annually recognizes a limited number of small businesses as “Georgia Small Business Rock Stars.” For 2019, Taylor County’s own Advanced Wildlife Solutions was one of the nominees. Advanced Wildlife Solutions produces high quality supplemental feed and minerals to premium food plot blends to meet the nutritional needs of deer herds to help local hunting plantations produce healthy, vibrant trophy- type animals

Source: Georgia EMC