Brunswick Business Signs
Brunswick is a city located within the southeast region of the present-day U.S. state of Georgia. Prior to meddling by European powers, this area of the future United States was occupied by the Mocama peoples, who spoke a Timucua language. Tragically, following the establishment of missions in Timucuan villages beginning in 1568, the native population declined due to enslavement and disease. Following the creation of the Province of Carolina in 1663, the British claimed all lands south to the 31st parallel north and after many battles with the Spanish they overtook the area with the Treaty of Paris of 1763.
As for the area which would one day become Brunswick, Georgia, the first European settler here was the Scotsman Mark Carr in 1738, who was a Captain in Oglethorpe’s Marine Boat Company. Carr named the land “Plug Point” but by 1771, the Province of Georgia had purchased the land from him and renamed it Brunswick, in honor of the duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg in Germany, which was the ancestral home of the House of Hanover, rulers of Britain. Brunswick, Georgia would not be officially incorporated into a city until 1856, however.
Today, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Brunswick, Georgia has a total population of 16,346. Brunswick, Georgia’s urban area is considered the second-largest in Georgia, after Savannah. Brunswick, Georgia’s metropolitan area, according to that same 2016 estimate, has a total population of 112,370 people.
At one time, Brunswick, Georgia was nicknamed ‘The Shrimp Capital of the World’ due to the excessive wild shrimp population harvested from local waters. While this reputation, along with the local shrimp population, has receded, Brunswick, Georgia’s economy is still heavily impacted by the Port of Brunswick. The Port of Brunswick, which is operated by the Georgia Ports Authority, is the sixth-busiest automobile port in the country. In fact, the Port of Brunswick serves as the primary export facility for two of the three United States traditional automotive manufacturers: Ford and General Motors. It also serves as the export facility for Mercedes-Benz, while serving as the central import facility for Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Porsche, and Volvo.
Brunswick, Georgia is also home to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), which is an agency within the United States Department of Homeland Security. According to a report conducted by Georgia Tech, FLETC is the largest employer in the area. In fact, “FLETC’s annual localized economic impact is in excess of $600 million.”
One of Brunswick, Georgia’s most fascinating attractions is undoubtedly the Brunswick Old Town Historic District. The Brunswick Old Town Historic District is considered a U.S. Historic District and is also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This historic district was designed in the Stick/Eastlake and Queen Anne architectural styles and includes the original site of the colonial British town of Brunswick.
As for sports, Brunswick, Georgia is home to no professional franchises of note. It is, however, known for its golfing destinations. Indeed, in 2008 local Sea Island was ranked “the number-one destination for business meetings and golf” by both USA Today and Golf Digest. Golf Link reports there are an astounding 252 holes of golf available in the Brunswick area. PGA Tour’s RSM Classic is even held annually at the Seaside Course on Sea Island.
Any chance you are the lucky owner of a small business in and/or around the Brunswick, Georgia area? Have you ever thought about becoming one? If so, why not check out these helpful resources listed below?:
Apply for a Business License in Brunswick, Georgia:
Starting a Business in Glynn County:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce:
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