The audit was performed by the firm of Clifton, Lipford, Hardison, and Parker, and authority Executive Director Doug Redmond said it was one of the easiest audits that he has encountered. Redmond said the majority of the audit was done online, and the only physical visit by the firm was to pick up materials concerning the One Georgia Grant that was closed out this year.
The audit was clean with the only finding a suggestion to separate the reporting of capital project fund revenues.
Redmond reported on activity at Jones County’s industrial park, Griswoldville Park. The director said work has begun clearing the land for the park’s first business, NFI, and owner Alan Nippert is busy acquiring the necessary building permits.
Redmond said he and Development Authority Chairman Greg Mullis hosted a prospect recently who deals in alternative energy. Redmond said the company needs to be in Georgia for access to the ports, and Jones County is among the final three sites being considered.
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