Today marked a big day for Facebook Newton Data Center project and Stanton Springs.

The Joint Development Authority along with the Economic Development Offices of Jasper, Morgan, Newton & Walton Counties were awarded the Georgia Economic Developers Association 2018 Deal of the Year.

This award was selected by site selection professionals who pay close attention to projects who demonstrate well executed community involvement and overall assistance for a project to locate within the community.

Governor Nathan Deal congratulated and presented the award to the team members this morning in his office, followed by the Georgia Economic Developers Association(GEDA) monthly luncheon in Atlanta.

The Joint Development Authority of Stanton Springs has received this award in 2012 for the Shire project formally known as Baxter.

Facebook’s newest Data Center would not be possible without many partners to assist in the process. A big thank you goes to the following: Development Authority of Walton County Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Development Authority of Jasper County, Ga. Newton County, GA Georgia Power Community and Economic Development Georgia Department of Economic Development Newton County Water and Sewerage Walton EMC Shire Pharmacuticals , Social Circle GA Thomas & Hutton