MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - City and county leaders are pulling out all the stops to bring hundreds of jobs to Moultrie.
Folks may start seeing more trucks coming through town if the city and county lure a major manufacturer.
Leaders won't say much about the big project, ironically being dubbed Project Micro.
An economic boost so great that Cannon said city and county leaders are pledging upwards of eight million dollars, with two million coming from Colquitt County Commission.
"We're doing some things in kind and trying to be as competitive as possible and try to guess what the other cities and other states as well so we can hopefully beat them.
Moultrie is one of the finalists with Thomasville as well as cities in Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.
A bidding war calls for one competitive proposal.
"We've got great people to work here, and live here. We're kind of the hub between Albany, Valdosta, Tifton and Thomasville," said Cannon.
Leaders didn't say where the plant would locate, only that the local governments would upgrade dilapidated buildings and offer energy cost reductions.
12 years later, Canon said this economic boost is well overdue.
"The overall economic outlook for all industries, particularly residential, commercial, again it will be transformational for the county," said Cannon.
The Economic Development Authority has submitted the proposal to the state.
Now it's up to them to see what happens.