Currently, the largest employment sectors in Pierce County are service (32.2%), retail trade (25.2%), and wholesale trade (12.4%). With 95% of Pierce County agricultural and timber land being unincorporated, we welcome other industries to our community.

Top 10 Largest Private Employers

Employer Industry Sector Employees
Gilman Building Products Manufacturing 165
Stewart Distribution Warehousing/Distribution 150
UPS Logistics   70
Progress Rail Manufacturing   70
MAC 44 Trucking Logistics   68
Thom’s Transport Logistics   66
American Egg Manufacturing   55
Composite Research Manufacturing   55
Southeast Pipe Survey Manufacturing   53
Pierce Timber Company Wood Procurement   48

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Top Public Employers

Employer Employees
Pierce County Board of Education 442
Pierce County Commissioners 118
City of Blackshear   34
City of Patterson     7

Press Release


SGSL, LLC to Create 10 Jobs and $2.5 Million In Capital Investments

“Rail Storage“
Blackshear, GA, February 21, 2017– The Pierce County Industrial Development and Building Authority announced the groundbreaking of South Georgia Short Line (SGSL), LLC, a rail storage company.

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A number of photographs used throughout this website have been used courtesy of:
The Blackshear Times
Casey Jones
Jennifer Carter Johnson
Wayne Morgan Artistry

Our Offices

Matt Carter
Executive Director
Pierce County Economic Development Authority

Pierce County Industrial Park Businesses

City of Blackshear's Industrial Park

City of Patterson's Industrial Park

Thom’s Transport Co.

Gilman Building Products

ACE Pole Co.

Southern Press and Packing, LLC

Southeast Pipe Survey

Progress Rail Services

Rayonier

Daystar Composites LLC

Pierce County Industrial Development Authority

Matt Carter
Executive Director

200 SW Central Avenue, Blackshear, GA 31516
t: 912.807.7432
f: 912.449.7045
e: matt.carter@piercecountyga.gov

Mission Statement

“To actively pursue opportunities for growth, job development, and quality of life for Pierce County.”
Vision Statement

“To improve the quality of life in Pierce County through job creation by developing existing resources and emerging markets.”