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Our Community


Cairo is a full service electric, gas and water/sewer provider offering competitive rates. The City of Whigham also provides electricity to business. Grady Electric Membership Cooperative serves electricity to the majority of the unincorporated areas of the county. Should you need high-speed broadband telecommunication services our community is a partner in a state-of-the-art system. 


Rail is served by CSX.  We are located 50 miles west of I-75 with 4-lane access via US 84. Cairo has a municipal airport and the Tallahassee, Florida Airport offers commercial jet service less than an hour away. A public barge dock is located 20 miles away in Bainbridge, GA

Access to Markets

Grady County is located to diverse markets. We are 30 miles to Florida and 75 miles east of Alabama. Access to the entire East Coast is one or two days trucking time.

Pro Business Atmosphere

The Grady County JDA is able to assist your business with industrial revenue bonds and other forms of financing.  Construction costs are very competitive with no union presence, locally available construction materials, and lower property costs. Our community offers a Freeport inventory tax exemption.  Sales tax rate is 7%. 

Archway Community

Cairo-Grady County has been selected by the University of Georgia to be an Archway community. “The Archway” concept helps communities innovate by increasing access to the university resources.  Archway will bring to bear resources that improve infrastructure, enhance aesthetics and promote economic development projects.


We offer a comprehensive guide for starting a new business in an easy to read pdf format.