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

Quick Facts

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

  • Capital: Atlanta
  • Population (2017 Est.): 10,429,379
  • Largest Cities (2017): Atlanta, 486,290; Columbus, 194,058; Augusta, 197,081; Macon, 152,663; Savannah, 146,444; Athens, 125,691
  • Targeted Industries: Call Centers, Cybersecurity, Financial Technology, Food Processing, Logistics, Automotive, Life Sciences, Aerospace, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Headquarters
  • Key Incentives: 5.75% Corporate Income Tax, Job Tax Credits, Investment Tax Credits, Port Tax Credit Bonus, Inventory Tax Exemption, Payroll Withholding Tax Rebates, QuickStart Employee Training, R&D Tax Credits
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $554.3 billion*

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

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Georgia Ports Authority

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

As one of the primary forces helping to drive one of the nation’s fastest-growing economies, the success of Georgia’s ports is testimony to the Georgia Ports Authority’s trusted relationship as a strategic partner in our customers’ logistics pipeline and site selection process.

Georgia Ports Authority

Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority

Andrea Schruijer
Executive Director
P.O. Box 5185
Valdosta, GA 31603-1963
229-259-9972
[email protected]
www.buildlowndes.com

Home to 8 industrial parks, Valdosta-Lowndes County is the perfect fit for almost any industry. Each park has its own unique attributes, from rail served for plastics and manufacturing to parks situated near I-75 and just north of I-10 for distribution and service industries.

Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority

State Listings

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Greg Torre
Deputy Commissioner, Marketing & Communications
75 Fifth Street NW, Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-962-4173
[email protected]
www.georgia.org


Utility Listings

Electric Cities of Georgia

Mill Graves
Director, Economic Development
Centergy One Building, 75 5th Street NW, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30308
678-202-3102
[email protected]
www.locationgeorgia.com

Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

Pat Merritt
Vice President, Community & Economic Development
75 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 710
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-521-7611
[email protected]
www.ga-sites.com

Georgia Power

Walt Farrell
Manager, Statewide Economic Development
75 Fifth Street NW, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-506-2243
[email protected]
www.selectgeorgia.com


Regional Listings

Development Authority of Bainbridge & Decatur County

Rick McCaskill
Executive Director
P.O. Box 755
Bainbridge, GA 39818
229-246-4774
[email protected]
www.bainbridgedecaturga.com

Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC)

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

Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Brian Sillitto, CEcD
Executive Vice President, Economic Development
1200 6th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31902
706-596-7004
[email protected]
www.choosecolumbusga.com

Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission

Brett Manning
Executive Director
5405 Oak Street
Eastman, GA 31023
478-374-4771
[email protected]
www.hogarc.org

Metro Atlanta Chamber

David Hartnett
Chief Economic Development Officer
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3400
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-586-8443
[email protected]
www.metroatlantachamber.com

Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC)

Laura Mathis
Executive Director
175 Emery Highway, Suite C
Macon, GA 31217
478-751-6160
[email protected]
www.middlegeorgiarc.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
[email protected]
www.northwestgeorgia.us

River Valley Regional Commission

Sarah Walls
Assistant Executive Director
228 West Lamar Street
Americus, GA 31709
706-256-2910
[email protected]
www.rivervalleyrc.org

Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC)

Laura Cribb
Executive Director
327 West Savannah Avenue
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-333-5277
[email protected]
www.sgrc.us

Southwest Georgia Regional Commission

Suzanne Angell
Executive Director
181 East Broad Street
Camilla, GA 31730
229-522-3552, ext. 103
[email protected]
www.swgrc.org


County Listings

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission

Justin Strickland, CEcD
President
125 Pine Avenue, Suite 200
Albany, GA 31701
229-434-0044
[email protected]
www.choosealbany.com

Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department

Michelle Nguyen
Director of Economic Developmen
246 West Hancock Avenue
Athens, GA 30601
706-307-6049
[email protected]
www.whyathensga.com

Augusta Economic Development Authority (AEDA)

Laurie Davis
Operations Director
1450 Greene Street, Suite 560
Augusta, GA 30901
706-821-1316, ext. 2
[email protected]
www.augustaeda.org

Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority

Ryan Moore
President
1505 Richmond Street, 2nd Floor
Brunswick, GA 31520
912-265-6629
[email protected]
www.georgiasgoldenopportunity.com

Candler County Industrial Authority

Hannah M. Mullins
Executive Director
1 South Rountree Street, Suite B, P.O. Box 1130
Metter, GA 30439
912-685-4950
[email protected]
selectcandler.com

Carroll Tomorrow

J.R. Charles
Vice President, Economic Development
200 Northside Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117
678-890-2354
[email protected]
www.carrolltomorrow.com

Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development

Melinda Lemmon, CEcD
Executive Director
5450 State Route 20
Cartersville, GA 30121
770-607-1197
[email protected]
www.locationofchoice.com

Cochran-Bleckley Chamber & Industrial Development Authority

Robin Davis
Administrative Assistant
102 North 2nd Street, P.O. Box 305
Cochran, GA 31014
478-934-2965
[email protected]
www.cochran-bleckleychamber.org

Cordele-Crisp County Industrial Development Council

Grant C. Buckley, Esq.
Executive Director
202 South 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-273-9570
[email protected]
www.crispidc.com

Coweta County Development Authority

Trae Westmoreland
President
100 International Park
Newnan, GA 30265
770-304-1777
[email protected]
www.developcoweta.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
[email protected]
www.chooseforsyth.org

Decide DeKalb Development Authority

Randi Mason
Vice President of Economic Development
Two Decatur Town Center, 125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 150
Decatur, GA 30030
404-687-2730
[email protected]
www.decidedekalb.com

Development Authority of Bryan County

Anna Chafin
CEO
P.O. Box 267
Pembroke, GA 31321-0267
912-653-4967
[email protected]
www.bryancountyga.com

Development Authority of Fulton County

Alvin P. Nash
CEO
141 Pryor Street SW, Suite 2052
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-612-8078
[email protected]
www.developfultoncounty.com

Development Authority of Monroe County

Kenneth “Bo” Gregory, Jr.
President
10 West Chambers Street
Forsyth, GA 31029
478-994-9239
[email protected]
www.daomc.net

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
[email protected]
www.peachcountydevelopment.com

Development Authority of the City of Milledgeville & Baldwin County

Matt Poyner
Executive Director
105 East Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-451-0369
[email protected]
www.developmilledgeville.com

Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority

Ryan Waldrep
President
1200 Bellevue Avenue
Dublin, GA 31021
478-272-3118
[email protected]
www.dlcda.com

Eastman-Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce

Charles Williams
President
1646 College Street, P.O. Box 550
Eastman, GA 31023
478-374-4723
[email protected]
www.eastman-georgia.com

Economic Development Authority of Charlton County & City of Folkston

Ashley Gowen
Executive Director
3795 Main Street, P.O. Box 756
Folkston, GA 31537
912-496-2536
[email protected]
www.charltoncountyga.us

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority

Brandt Herndon
CEO
520 West Third Street
Springfield, GA 31329
912-754-3301
[email protected]
www.effinghamindustry.com

Fayette County Development Authority

Joan Young
President & CEO
200 Courthouse Square
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770-461-5253
[email protected]
www.fayettega.org

Greater Gilmer Joint Development Authority

Kent Sanford
Executive Director
696 First Avenue
East Ellijay, WV 30540
706-635-2673
[email protected]
gilmerjda.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
[email protected]
www.gsda.net

Henry County Development Authority

Josh Fenn
Executive Director
125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard
McDonough, GA 30253
770-288-8000
[email protected]
www.choosehenry.com

Jackson Alliance for Economic Development

John Scott, CEcD
Director of Economic Development
270 Athens Street, P.O. Box 629
Jefferson, GA 30549
706-510-9710
[email protected]
www.jacksonalliance.com

LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce

Page L. Estes
President
111 Bull Street, P.O. Box 636
LaGrange, GA 30241
706-884-8671
[email protected]
www.lagrangechamber.com

Liberty County Development Authority

Ronald E. Tolley
CEO
425 West Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31313
912-368-3356
[email protected]
www.lcda.com

Lumpkin County Development Authority

Rebecca Shirley
Director
194 Courthouse Hill, Annex A
Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-482-0423
[email protected]
www.lumpkincounty.gov

Macon-Bibb County Economic & Community Development

Wanzina Jackson
Manager
200 Cherry Street, Suite 100
Macon, GA 31201
478-751-7190
[email protected]
www.maconbibb.us

Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

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

Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority

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

Oconee County Economic Development

Courtney Bernardi
Oconee County Chamber President
23 North Main Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706-769-7947
[email protected]
www.oconeecounty.com

Partnership Gwinnett

Andrew Carnes
Vice President of Economic Development
6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
678-584-2265
[email protected]
www.partnershipgwinnett.com

Pike County Chamber of Commerce / Development Authority

Ginny Blakeney
Executive Director of Economic Development
416 Thomaston Street, P.O. Box 555
Zebulon, GA 30295
770-567-2229
[email protected]
www.pikecoga.com

Putnam Development Authority

Terry Schwindler, CEcD
Economic Development Director
117 Putnam Drive
Eatonton, GA 31024
706-816-8099
[email protected]
www.putnamdevelopmentauthority.com

Rome Floyd Chamber

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

Sumter County Chamber of Commerce

Carolyn Wright
President & CEO
Rees Park Economic Development Center, 409 Elm Avenue
Americus, GA 31709
229-924-2646
[email protected]
www.sumtercountychamber.com

Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce

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

Waycross-Ware County Development Authority

Jana Dyke
Executive Director
2855 Forest Drive
Waycross, GA 31503
912-283-2112
[email protected]
www.wwda.us


City Listings

Alpharetta Department of Economic Development

Matthew Thomas
Economic Development Manager
2 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-6024
[email protected]
www.growalpharetta.com

City of Marietta Economic Development

Daniel Cummings
Economic Development Manager
205 Lawrence Street, 2nd Floor
Marietta, GA 30060
770-794-5717
[email protected]
www.mariettaga.gov

Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority

Carl Campbell
Executive Director
100 South Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720
706-712-0958
[email protected]
www.daltonwhitfieldeconomicdevelopment.com

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce

Yvonne Williams
President & CEO
305 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
478-621-2002
[email protected]
www.maconworks.com

Invest Atlanta

Nathan Regan
Senior VP, Economic Development
133 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-614-8288
[email protected]
www.investatlanta.com

Roswell Inc

Steve Stroud
Executive Director
617 Atlanta Street, Suite 100
Roswell, GA 30075
678-823-4004, ext. 1001
[email protected]
www.roswellinc.org

Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA)

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

Stockbridge Economic Development

James Touchton
Economic Development Director
4640 North Henry Boulevard
Stockbridge, GA 30281
678-978-0648
[email protected]
www.cityofstockbridge.com