Sitting equidistant between Atlanta (49 miles) and Macon (39 miles), Butts County, Georgia is only 40 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airport in the world, and a three-hour drive from the Port of Savannah, the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America and the nation’s second-busiest container exporter. Two truck-friendly exits on Interstate 75 mean that Butts County, Georgia is indeed “proximity blessed.” More than 80% of the U.S. population is within a two-day distance from Butts County by ground, water, rail or air.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airport in the world, is less than an hour from Butts County and its available industrial sites. Industries that operate in Butts County have direct access to more than 150 domestic and nearly 70 international markets from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Other airports that are convenient to Butts County businesses include Griffin-Spalding County Airport (20 miles) and Henry County Airport (24 miles), both of which are capable of accommodating small corporate/business and cargo jets and turboprop aircraft.
The Class 1 Norfolk Southern rail line operates approximately 50 trains per day through Butts County on the Atlanta-Macon line. The Atlanta-Macon line is one of Georgia’s most heavily used, as Macon serves as a Norfolk Southern hub for traffic consolidation and distribution.
The Port of Savannah is home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America and is the nation’s second-busiest container exporter. Work is ongoing to deepen the shipping channel to the Port to allow for the giant ships arriving through the expanded Panama Canal. Butts County is only three hours from the port by truck or rail.
I-75 runs through Butts County with interchanges at Exits 201 and 205. Land at both interchanges has been tagged for industrial and logistics development. Currently six major truck stops operate at these exits and a seventh has been approved for future development. Average daily traffic on I-75 through Butts County is 76,200 vehicles, with more than 16,600 of those vehicles being trucks.