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Business Growth in Lake Country

Friday, Nov 22, 2019  |  admin  |  Lake Living


Business growth continues to abound in Lake Country, and the residents of Harbor Club are enjoying the benefits. Even though we live in a place with a warm, small-town vibe, the economic growth shows that the community is vibrant and healthy. A new, well-known restaurant and hotel recently opened here. There are business, school, and marina expansions, plus a new boat dealership that just recently broke ground. 

New Chick-fil-A restaurant

Recently opened on October 31, 2019, we have a brand new Chick-fil-A just down the road from our Harbor Club entrance. After being in the plans for Towne Center at Lake Oconee for over a decade, we’re happy to welcome this well-known Southern eatery. Everyone loves it for its signature chicken sandwiches, super-friendly staff, and excellent customer service. 

New Tru by Hilton hotel

A newly built Tru by Hilton hotel will be open for business starting on November 25. Conveniently located off exit 130 from Interstate 20, this 82-room hotel offers an excellent set of benefits for its lodgers. These include a large 2,880 square-foot lobby with room to work, play games, or lounge. There is a 24/7 Eat-and-Sip market, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a free hot breakfast that includes a “Top It” bar with many sweet and savory goodies to choose from.

Nibco expansion

One of the top 10 employers in Greene County is Nibco, which is a leading manufacturer of valves, fittings, and flow-control products. The company recently completed and unveiled a 122,000 square foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Greensboro. This facility handles both the manufacturing and distribution of its products. It also helped contribute to the company adding 100 new jobs to the area within the last two years.

Lake Oconee Academy new high school campus

Recently unveiled to the public on October 18, 2019, Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) proudly opened its brand new high school campus. The event was highlighted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and its annual Titan Bash festivities. Attended by LOA students, families, faculty, and community guests, all gathered to celebrate the completion of the new facilities. These include a 17-classroom academic building, a baseball field, and the new Titan Center, which houses a gymnasium, cafeteria, and weight room. 

New boat dealership and marina expansions 

We’re fortunate to have Lake Oconee (Georgia’s second-largest) in our area, so it’s no wonder that boating makes up a portion of our local economy. With that in mind, Watersports Central has recently broken ground on a new $1.7 million boat dealership at the corner of Lake

Oconee Parkway (SR 44) and Park Drive. Plus, our Boathouse Marina has doubled its covered storage capacity with a new $.5 million second building. With 300 covered, dry storage spaces, our facility is now the largest on Lake Oconee. 

It’s exciting to see our community benefit from the growth of each of these organizations. Our location puts you within arms-reach of all the best that Georgia has to offer. To learn more, give us a call. We’d be happy to show you around.