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Governor Kemp, Jacoby Development and local leaders break ground on Cumberland Inlet in St. Mary’s, Georgia

Jacoby Development announced today the groundbreaking ceremony on the highly anticipated mixed-use destination eco-tourism community, Cumberland Inlet in historic St Mary’s with Governor Brian Kemp participating in the ceremonies.

The momentous event will see the area of St Mary’s, Georgia benefits from this adaptive reuse project, an ESG (Environment, Social & Corporate Governance) project designed to bring more people to the region, contributing to economic prosperity and employment opportunities. The multi-million-dollar project is set to make St Mary’s a major destination and “Base-Camp” for eco-tourism with the project attracting national and international interest and recognition.

Cumberland Inlet sits on 1,286-acre parcel of land, of which approximately 350 acres will be developed as part of the multi-stage project. Featuring a state-of-the-art marina with wet and dry slips, vacation rentals, motorcoach resort, a recreational tank for first responder training, filming and check-out dives, build-for-rent units and its very own Rookery – Cumberland Inlet will become a major destination in the region once more.

Jacoby Development’s founder Jim Jacoby has a long affinity with St Mary’s area, having developed the first Publix in the area three decades ago.

“The mixed-use destination eco-tourism community will provide a complementary livelihood to the historic local community of St Mary’s, creating a sustainable precinct with so much to offer locals and tourists,” said Mr. Jacoby.

“We are working with SG Blocks, a leading developer and designer, to ensure that Cumberland Inlet benefits from best-practice in building design and materials to enhance the eco-tourism experience, integrated seamlessly into the natural environment and preserving wildlife.”

Cumberland Inlet is expected to produce hundreds of new jobs for the region and boost the economy, while restoring an area that was once pivotal economically to the region to a more sustainable eco-tourist destination to be enjoyed by everyone.

The ground-breaking is expected to be officiated by the prestigious Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and attended by Mark Jaronski, Deputy Commissioner, Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Mayor Morrissey of St. Marys, Joint Development Authority, State and Local officials.

“The re-birth of this premier waterfront community will rejuvenate the area and bring tourists to the region to enjoy its historic beauty and recreation.”

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