The door is open to industry

Millen and Jenkins County are industry-friendly, and boast successful agricultural, manufacturing, service and distribution businesses. Jenkins County’s proximity to the rapidly growing areas of Augusta and Savannah, and being the hub of the Savannah River Parkway and the 4-lane highway to I-16, provide ample opportunities for Jenkins County to share in the economic growth of the region.

From national retail chains to small mom-and-pop operations, Jenkins County offers a wide array of business services. National businesses in Jenkins County include Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Enmark, BI-LO, Ace Hardware, and Popeye’s, to name a few. Many local businesses have been owned and operated by the same family for generations. This history of home-grown entrepreneurism showcases local support for startups and small business.

In Jenkins County, the service industry employs 51.5% of the workforce; federal, state and local government employs 27.6%; agriculture and construction employs 14% of the workforce. View Jenkins County’s Labor Profile.

With a robust transportation network, plentiful available sites and buildings, and a skilled and willing workforce, Jenkins County is in a prime position to attract new businesses ranging from textile manufacturing to emerging technologies.