Georgia Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Georgia Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

  • Capital: Atlanta
  • Population (2016 Est.): 10,310,371
  • Largest Cities (2016): Atlanta, 472,522; Columbus, 197,485; Augusta, 197,081; Macon, 152,555; Savannah, 146,763; Athens, 123,371
  • Targeted Industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Financial Technology, Food Processing, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing
  • Key Incentives: 6% Corporate Income Tax; Job Tax Credits, Investment Tax Credits; R&D Tax Credits; Payroll Withholding Tax Rebates; Property Tax Abatements; Sales Tax Exemption for Machinery, Packaging Materials, Computer Equipment & Energy
  • GDP (All Industry 2016): $525.4 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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State Listings

Georgia Ports Authority

Jennifer Tatom
Manager of Marketing & Business Development
P.O. Box 2406
Savannah, GA 31402
912-964-3821
jtatom@gaports.com
www.gaports.com

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Stefanie Paupeck Harper
Director of Communications
75 Fifth Street NW, Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-962-4075
sharper@georgia.org
www.georgia.org

 

Utility Listings

Georgia Power

Jonathan Sangster
General Manager, Economic Development
75 Fifth Street NW, Suite 175
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-506-2216
jlsangst@southernco.com
www.selectgeorgia.com

Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

Pat Merritt
Manager, Economic Development
75 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 710
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-521-7611
pat.merritt@georgiaemc.com
www.ga-sites.com

Electric Cities of Georgia

Daryl Ingram
Vice President of External Affairs
Centergy One Building, 75 5th Street NW, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30308
770-563-0321
dingram@ecoga.org
www.locationgeorgia.com

 

Regional Listings

Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Brian Sillitto, CEcD
Executive Vice President, Economic Development
1200 6th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31902
706-596-7004
bsillitto@columbusgachamber.com
www.choosecolumbusga.com

Southwest Georgia Regional Commission

Suzanne Angell
Deputy Director
McRee Hall, 181 East Broad Street
Camilla, Georgia 31730
229-522-3552, ext. 1603
sangell@swgrc.org
www.swgrc.org

Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC)

Laura Cribb
Executive Director
1725 South Georgia Parkway West
Waycross, GA 31503
912-285-6097
lrcribb@sgrc.us
www.sgrc.us

River Valley Regional Commission

Patti Cullen
Executive Director
710 Front Avenue, Suite A
Columbus, GA 31901
706-256-2910
pcullen@rivervalleyrc.org
www.rivervalleyrc.org

Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority

Jeff Mullis
President & CEO
10052 North Highway 27, P.O. Box 220
Rock Spring, GA 30739
706-375-5793
jeff@northwestgeorgia.us
www.northwestgeorgia.us

Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC)

Laura Mathis
Executive Director
175 Emery Highway, Suite C
Macon, GA 31217
478-751-6160
lmathis@mg-rc.org
www.middlegeorgiarc.org

Metro Atlanta Chamber

David Hartnett
Chief Economic Development Officer
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3400
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-586-8443
dhartnett@macoc.com
www.metroatlantachamber.com

Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission

Brett Manning
Executive Director
5405 Oak Street
Eastman, GA 31023
478-374-4771
manning@hogarc.org
www.hogarc.org

Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC)

Daniel Martin
Economic Development Director
1310 West Ridge Road, P.O. Box 1720
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-538-2610
dmartin@gmrc.ga.gov
www.gmrc.ga.gov

Dev. Auth. of Bainbridge/Decatur County

Rick McCaskill
Executive Director
P.O. Box 755
Bainbridge, GA 39818
229-246-4774
rm@bainbridgedecaturga.com
www.bainbridgedecaturga.com

 

County Listings

Carroll Tomorrow

J.R. Charles
Vice President, Economic Development
200 Northside Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117
678-890-2354
jr@carroll-ga.org
www.carrolltomorrow.com

Rome Floyd Chamber

Heather Seckman
Director of Economic Development
1 Riverside Parkway
Rome, GA 30161-3042
706-291-7663, ext. 308
hseckman@romega.com
www.romega.com

Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce

John Scott
VP & Director of Economic Development
270 Athens Street, P.O. Box 629
Jefferson, GA 30549
706-387-0300
jscott@jacksoncountyga.com
www.jacksoncountyga.com

Henry County Development Authority

Leonard Sledge
Executive Director
125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard
McDonough, GA 30253
770-288-8000
lsledge@choosehenry.com
www.choosehenry.com

Development Authority of Peach County, Georgia

B.J. Walker
Executive Director
425 James E. Khoury Drive, Unit B
Fort Valley, GA 31303
478-825-3826
peachcountydevelopment@ymail.com
www.peachcountydevelopment.com

Select Fulton

Alvin P. Nash
CEO
141 Pryor Street, Suite 2052
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-612-8078
anash@selectfultoncounty.com
www.selectfultoncounty.com

Waycross-Ware County Development Authority

Jana Dyke
Executive Director
2855 Forest Drive
Waycross, GA 31503
912-283-2112
info@wwda.us
www.wwda.us

Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority

Andrea Schruijer
Executive Director
P.O. Box 5185
Valdosta, GA 31603-1963
229-259-9972
aschruijer@buildlowndes.com
www.buildlowndes.com

Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce

Brian Marlowe
President & CEO
100 Central Avenue, P.O. Box 165
Tifton, GA 31793
229-382-6200
bmarlowe@tiftonchamber.org
www.tiftonchamber.org

Putnam Development Authority

Terry Schwindler, CEcD
Economic Development Director
117 Putnam Drive
Eatonton, GA 31024
706-816-8099
tschwindler@putnamdevelopmentauthority.com
www.putnamdevelopmentauthority.com

Pike County Chamber of Commerce / Development Authority

John Hanson
County Manager
416 Thomaston Street, P.O. Box 555
Zebulon, GA 30295
770-567-7291
jhanson@pikecoga.com
www.pikecoga.com

Partnership Gwinnett

Andrew Carnes
Director of Economic Development
6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
678-584-2265
acarnes@partnershipgwinnett.com
www.partnershipgwinnett.com

Oconee County Economic Development

Guy Herring
Director of Planning & Code Enforcement
23 North Main Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706-769-3910
gherring@oconee.ga.us
www.oconeecounty.com

Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority

Greg Icard
Vice President
116 First Avenue SE, P.O. Box 487
Moultrie, GA 31776
229-985-2131
gicard@selectmoultrie.com
www.selectmoultrie.com

Development Authority of the City of Milledgeville & Baldwin County

Matt Poyner
Executive Director
105 East Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-451-0369
mpoyner@developmilledgeville.com
www.developmilledgeville.com

Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

Bob Hughes
President & Economic Development Director
118 North Main Street
Madison, GA 30650
706-438-3120, ext. 503
bhughes@madisonga.org
www.madisonga.org

Lumpkin County Development Authority

Dee Harriss
Interim Director
194 Courthouse Hill, Annex A
Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-482-2691
dee.harris@lumpkincounty.gov
www.lumpkincounty.gov/development-authority

Liberty County Development Authority

Ronald E. Tolley
CEO
425 West Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31313
912-368-3356
ron.tolley@lcda.com
www.lcda.com

LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce

Page L. Estes
President
111 Bull Street, P.O. Box 636
LaGrange, GA 30241
706-884-8671
pestes@lagrangechamber.com
www.lagrangechamber.com

Griffin-Spalding Development Authority

David M. Luckie, CEcD
Executive Director
109 East Solomon Street, Suite 100 (P.O. Box 1009)
Griffin, GA 30224-1009
770-412-9200
david@gsda.net
www.gsda.net

Fayette County Development Authority

Joan Young
President & CEO
200 Courthouse Square
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770-461-5253
jyoung@fayettega.org
www.fayettega.org

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority

Brandt Herndon
CEO
520 West Third Street
Springfield, GA 31329
912-754-3301
bherndon@effinghamindustry.com
www.effinghamindustry.com

Economic Development Authority of the City of Folkston & Charlton County

Dawn Malin
Executive Director
3795 Main Street, P.O. Box 756
Folkston, GA 31537
912-496-2536
director@folkston.com
www.charltoncountyga.us

Eastman-Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce

Charles Williams
President
1646 College Street, P.O. Box 550
Eastman, GA 31023
478-374-4723
charles@eastman-georgia.com
www.eastman-georgia.com

Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority

Brad Loftin
President
1200 Bellevue Avenue, P.O. Box 818
Dublin, GA 31040
478-272-3118
blofton@dlcda.com
www.dlcda.com

Development Authority of Monroe County

Kenneth “Bo” Gregory, Jr.
President
10 West Chambers Street
Forsyth, GA 31029
478-994-9239
president@daomc.net
www.daomc.net

Development Authority of Bryan County

Anna Chafin
CEO
P.O. Box 267
Pembroke, GA 31321-0267
912-653-4967
anna.chafin@bryan-county.org
www.bryancountyga.com

Decide DeKalb Development Authority

Ray Gilley
President
125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 150
Decatur, GA 30030
404-687-2730
rgilley@decidedekalb.com
www.decidedekalb.com

Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce

Robert Long
Vice President of Economic Development
212 Kelly Mill Road
Cumming, GA 30040
770-887-6461, ext. 113
rlong@cummingforsythchamber.org
www.chooseforsyth.org

Coweta County Development Authority

Amanda Fields
Existing Industries Manager
100 International Park
Newnan, GA 30265
770-304-1777
afields@coweta.ga.us
www.developcoweta.com

Cordele-Crisp County Industrial Development Council

Grant C. Buckley, Esq.
Executive Director
202 South 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-273-9570
gcbuckley@crispidc.com
www.crispidc.com

Cochran-Bleckley Chamber & Industrial Development Authority

Nicole Ward
President & CEO
102 North 2nd Street, P.O. Box 305
Cochran, GA 31014
478-934-2965
nward@cochran-bleckleyidachamber.com
www.cochran-bleckleychamber.org

Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development

Melinda Lemmon, CEcD
Executive Director
5450 State Route 20
Cartersville, GA 30121
770-607-1197
melinda@locationofchoice.com
www.locationofchoice.com

Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority

Ryan Moore
President
1505 Richmond Street, 2nd Floor
Brunswick, GA 31520
912-265-6629
ryanmoore@bwkeda.com
www.georgiasgoldenopportunity.com

Augusta Economic Development Authority (AEDA)

Laurie Davis
Operations Director
1450 Greene Street, Suite 560
Augusta, GA 30901
706-821-1316, ext. 2
ldavis@augustaeda.org
www.augustaeda.org

Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department

Ryan Moore
Director
246 West Hancock Avenue
Athens, GA 30607
706-613-3233
ryan.moore@athensclarkecounty.com
www.athensbusiness.org

Americus-Sumter Chamber of Commerce & Payroll Development Authority

Barbara Grogan
Executive Director
Rees Park Economic Development Center, 409 Elm Avenue
Americus, GA 31709
229-924-2646
bgrogan@sumtercountychamber.com
www.sumtercountychamber.com

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission

Justin Strickland, CEcD
President
125 Pine Avenue, Suite 200
Albany, GA 31701
229-434-0044
jstrickland@choosealbany.com
www.choosealbany.com

 

City Listings

Stockbridge Economic Development

James Touchton
Economic Development Director
4640 North Henry Boulevard
Stockbridge, GA 30281
678-978-0648
jtouchton@cityofstockbridge-ga.gov
www.cityofstockbridge.com

Alpharetta Department of Economic Development

Matthew Thomas
Economic Development Manager
2 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-6024
mthomas@alpharetta.ga.us
www.growalpharetta.com

Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA)

Hugh "Trip" Tollison
President & CEO
131 Hutchinson Island Road, 4th Floor
Savannah, GA 31421
912-447-8450
ttollison@seda.org
www.seda.org

Roswell Inc

Steve Stroud
Executive Director
617 Atlanta Street, Suite 100
Roswell, GA 30075
678-823-4004, ext. 1001
steve@roswellinc.org
www.roswellinc.org

Macon Economic Development Commission

Patrick Topping, CEcD
Senior Vice President
305 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
478-621-2030
ptopping@maconworks.com
www.maconworks.com

Invest Atlanta

Randi Mason
Interim VP, Economic Development
133 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-614-8288
rmason@investatlanta.com
www.investatlanta.com

Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority

Carl Campbell
Executive Director
100 South Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720
706-712-0958
campbell@daltonchamber.org
www.daltonwhitfieldeconomicdevelopment.com

City of Marietta Economic Development

Daniel Cummings
Economic Development Manager
205 Lawrence Street, 2nd Floor
Marietta, GA 30060
770-794-5717
dcummings@mariettaga.gov
www.mariettaga.gov