GRAD Certification

Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development


Established by the Georgia Allies, the Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Sites Program prepares available sites for accelerated industrial development through advance due diligence. To qualify for GRAD status, these sites were submitted to the Allies and reviewed by a third party.


Categories of due diligence and review include:

  • Minimum of 50 Acres
  • Ownership security
  • Zoning designation
  • Road and rail accessibility
  • Utilities service
  • Wetlands and Stream Delineation.

Surveys already conducted for the sites include:

  • Topographical
  • Geotechnical
  • Environmental (Phase I)
  • Investigation for Cultural Resources and Endangered Species