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Welcome to Cordele, in Crisp County, Georgia, a place that is leading the way into a new economy.
While Cordele, Georgia has strong agricultural roots and this sector remains vitally important to our economy, our rail lines, local airport and our location on Interstate 75 position us ideally for logistics-dependent industries and import-export businesses throughout south Georgia, northern Florida and eastern Alabama. We are only 200 miles from the Port of Savannah by rail, and conveniently located in relation to other Southeastern ports at Charleston, South Carolina, Brunswick, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida.

Cordele-Crisp County is the only Georgia community along I-75 that is served by three major railroads: CSX, Norfolk Southern, and the Heart of Georgia Railroad. Taking full advantage of these resources is the Cordele Inland Port® that provides direct rail access to the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, Georgia.

While Cordele's Inland Port®, logistics benefits and incentives make Cordele and Crisp County, Georgia, an ideal location for you to grow your business, it is also a great place to live. Quality of life provides the best in educational, recreational and cultural opportunities. Small town charm, comfortable neighborhoods, boating and recreation at Lake Blackshear, golf at championship courses, or shopping in our many specialty stores ensures you'll feel right at home.

Please explore this site to learn about our inland port, available sites and buildings, incentives, infrastructure, workforce, and quality of life.
 
About the Industrial Development Council.
The IDC was founded in 1987 by the City of Cordele, Crisp County Board of Commissioners, and Crisp County Power Commission to promote, develop, and expand industry, agriculture, trade, and commerce for the citizens of Cordele/Crisp County, Georgia. The primary responsibility of this council is to recruit new business and industry to the community, and create new jobs for the community. The council also assists existing businesses and industry with expansion efforts to provide additional jobs, thereby, improving the quality of life of all the people of Crisp County.

Mission Statement The mission of the Cordele/Crisp Industrial Development Council, Inc. shall be to assist in the retention of existing jobs and to foster employment opportunities that raise the per capita income of area citizens by assisting new and existing business and industry to locate and/or expand in Crisp County.

Commitment Statement To accomplish its mission, the members of the Cordele/Crisp Industrial Development Council, Inc. commit to maintain a harmonious and cooperative working relationship between all its public and private sector representative members in order to fully utilize their collective resources in increasing employment opportunities for area citizens.