Stanton Springs was certified as a GRAD site in 2008.
The Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Sites Program certifies sites for accelerated industrial development by advance due diligence. To qualify for GRAD status, available sites are submitted to the State by a local community or economic development organization and then reviewed by a third party. The due diligence and review includes minimum acreage (50), ownership security, zoning designation, road and rail accessibility, utilities service, and wetlands and stream delineation. Surveys include topographical, geotechnical, and environmental (Phase I), as well as investigations for cultural resources and endangered species. This certification allows prospective users to easily confirm the status of critical pre-development approvals.