Bio Tech Park Possible In Putnam County Near Lake Oconee
An 86 acre biotech park proposed near Lake Oconee could create up to 500 jobs and lure drug development startups and biotech manufacturers from the West Coast.
Rock Eagle Science Technology Park, which could cost more than $150 million, is part of a 1,250 acre mixed-use development in Putnam County that includes a high school and will include housing and retail.
The planned science park will be anchored by a Southern California-based company that makes diagnostic kits that help cailibrate medical equipment, said Ted Baker, manager of Georgia Fall Line Properties, LLC, the project's owner and developer.
The undisclosed company, which is in final negotiations and has the land under contract, will occupy about 20 acres and lure businesses to the site.
Reprinted from the Atlanta Business Chronicle by Urvaksh Karkaria Staff Writer.