Governor Brian Kemp also recently cut the ribbon to open the Jackson County Agricultural Facility. This 38,000 square foot facility includes a multipurpose area for preparing animals to be shown in livestock shows (which can be used for other purposes such as small concerts, banquets, etc.), a show arena with bleacher seating for 300, a conference room, and a concession/kitchen area. The county received a $300,000 OneGeorgia Special Purpose Award from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to assist in the construction of this facility. Approximately $1.5 million in private funding also was generated for this project.