Belfast Commerce Centre First in Georgia to Receive CSX Select Site
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 7, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation today
announced that the Belfast Commerce Centre in Bryan County, Ga. is the first
recipient in the State of Georgia to receive CSX Select Site designation.
CSX's Select Sites program reviews manufacturing and distribution development
sites along the CSX network that can rapidly utilize freight rail service.
This designation confirms that standard land use issues have been addressed
and that the site is ready for development.
"The Select Site certification provides certainty for companies seeking
industrial property for manufacturing operations and allows for increased
speed to market and reduced development risk," said Clark Robertson, assistant
vice president, regional development, CSX. "This program also helps
communities identify sites that can compete effectively for new investments
and job creation."
Belfast Commerce Centre, which broke ground today, is a 1,100-acre industrial
park with two miles of I-95 frontage, located 16 miles from The Port of
Savannah. The project will help create new high-wage jobs while broadening and
diversifying Bryan County's tax base as part of a larger planned urban
"We would like to thank the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, City of
Richmond Hill, Bryan County Development Authority and Rayonier for their
support in completing the Select Site work," said Robertson. "CSX is standing
by to assist Bryan County in the development of rail-served opportunities at
the Belfast Centre site."
CSX introduced the Select Sites program earlier this year to better serve new
or existing customers on its network. CSX partnered with The Austin Company,
a nationally-known site selection and certification consulting firm, to screen
candidate sites and assist communities with the application and certification
To receive CSX Select Site designation, the location must meet a rigorous list
of criteria. Once certified, the sites are also featured on a new
user-friendly web portal featuring press releases, promotional materials and
direct marketing to site selection professionals.
"As a site selection professional, I have worked with thousands of property
search programs, and the CSX Select Sites program and website stand above the
rest," said Jonathan Gemmen, location consultant, The Austin Company.
In addition to Belfast Commerce Centre, CSX has certified seven other sites
located in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and South Carolina and North
To learn more about CSX Select Sites online, visit
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About the Belfast Commerce Centre
The Belfast Commerce Centre is a 1,100 acre rail-served industrial park
located at the Intersection of I-95 and Belfast-Keller Road in Bryan County,
Ga. Only 16 miles from The Port of Savannah, the park is approved for up to
10.5 million square feet of industrial, manufacturing, warehousing,
distribution, office and commercial property. This location offers the unique
advantage of having the largest amount of available land of any fully served
rail industrial park in the Savannah market. The site is large enough to
accommodate a 3+ million square foot facility. Belfast Commerce Center has
direct rail service to the Port of Savannah via CSX and The Riceboro Southern
SOURCE CSX Corporation
Contact: Gary Sease, 1 (877) TELL-CSX
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