Innovation


Innovation is the key to maintaining competitiveness and Walker County  is committed to attracting high-technology, biotech companies and industries to locate and grow in our community.

Recently, Walker County completed work on equiping both of its industrial parks with fiber technology that will allow unlimited data processing compacity for whatever demand required. These have become some of the first "smart parks" in the State of Georgia.

Anticipating the communication needs of today's high tech industry, Walker County is providing this technology as a basic amenity to the sites just as it provides sewer and water connection.

"If a business wanted to locate in either of these two sites, the company would simply locate the building and plug into the fiber that exists there today," explained Executive Director Larry Brooks, Walker County Development Authority.

Features of the fiber connection includes:

  •  Alternate Fiber Provider
  •  Internet Speed to 1 GIG
  •  Enterprise Connectivity between Sites
  •  Redundancy via Route Diversity (Atlanta to Chattanooga)
  • In Region / Out of Region
  • City Connectivity with Data Centers on our Network
  • Multi Tiered BGP Internet
  • Traditional TDM Delivered Phone Services
  • Voip Phone Services
  • SIP Trunks


The two parks represent over 500 acres of land available for industrial or business development. 
 
To assist innovative companies, the state has also created The Georgia Centers for Innovation. This unique program brings industry, academic institutions and investment together.
 
Along with other organizations like the Georgia Research Alliance, the Advanced Technology Development Center, the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents and the Georgia Biomedical Partnership, we offer the state’s collaborative resources that will ultimately help businesses achieve growth in Georgia’s science and technology industries.


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