Jenkins County Industries
Millen/Jenkins County has established itself as an industry-friendly community with successful agricultural, manufacturing, service and distribution businesses. The service industry employs 54% of the workforce; federal, state and local government employs 41%; agriculture and construction employs 3.4% of the workforce. View Jenkins County’s Labor Profile.
Jenkins County offers a wide array of business services – from national retail chains to small mom-and-pop operations. National businesses in Jenkins County include Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Enmark, BI-LO, Ace Hardware, Fred’s and Popeye’s, to name a few. Many local businesses have been owned and operated by the same family for generations, but with a robust transportation network, plentiful available sites and buildings, and a skilled and willing workforce, Jenkins County is in a prime position to attract new businesses ranging from textile manufacturing to emerging technologies. Of recent note, a solar farm will set up in the Millen Industrial Park.
Jenkins County’s proximity to the rapidly growing areas of Augusta and Savannah, and being the Hub of the Savannah River Parkway and the 4-lane highway to I-16, provide ample opportunities for Jenkins County to share in the economic growth of the region.