Editorial

6/24/2013

Authority is successful with good incentives

The Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority is doing what every other locally anchored economic development team is doing in this country today. It's offering companies incentives to move their operations and jobs here, to Glynn County.

It's the name of the game in today's highly competitive world. And with the recent announcement that Quaker City Plating will open a facility at Glynco-McBride Industrial Park, it is a tactic that works.

The company, based in Los Angeles, electroplates airplane parts and does work for Gulfstream, which has an operation here and in Savannah. It expects to employ as many as 40 within the next two years.

It is the second aviation-related company the development authority has landed in recent years, the first being Scojet, Inc.

We commend the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority on its latest catch of the day and urge it to continue to cast its net far and wide for other aviation industries and for other employers looking for major highways, a deepwater port and fine airport facilities.

Glynn County has so much to offer small industries interested in expansion and growth opportunities. Included on the community's long list of assets is College of Coastal Georgia, Altamaha Technical College and Golden Isles Career Academy. An ever-improving public school system also helps sell the isles to prospective new tenants for our industrial parks.

This makes the search for a new executive director for the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority all the more important. We need someone who can sell the community to investors who will provide good, stable jobs so that more of our residents and children can obtain the American dream without having to move to Atlanta.

Keep up the terrifc work.