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Georgia Directory of Economic Development Organizations

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The Georgia economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Georgia and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Georgia.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

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Georgia Department of Industry State 30303
Georgia Power state utility 30303
Georgia Center for Site Selection - Georgia Electric Membership Corp. state utility 30303

Location Georgia - MEAG Power - Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia utility 30308
Cobb County Chamber, Marrietta county 30006    
Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber county 30040

Joni Owens

Conyers - Rockdale Partners for Tomorrow local 30094
Cherokee County Development Auth. county 30114
Carroll County Chamber of Comm. County 30117
Cartersville - Bartow County Chamber County 30120
Douglas County Development Auth. County 30133
Fayette County Development Auth. County 30214
LaGrange GA Chamber of Commerce - Troup County, Georgia Chamber 30241
Henry County Development Auth. County 30253
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Metro 30301
Atlanta Development Authority City 30303
Fulton County Economic Development Department County 30303
City of College Park City 30337
Clayton County Chamber of Comm. County 30354
Toombs County Development Auth. County 30474
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce County 30501
Stephens County Development Authority - Toccoa GA County 30577 706-886-4242
Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce Chamber 30577
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce City 30601
Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce Chamber 30720 706-278-7373
Cordele - Crisp Industrial Development Council County 31010
Dublin - Laurens County Chamber & Development Auth. County 31040
Macon Economic Development Commission City 31202

Patrick Topping


Liberty County Development Authority County 31313

Ronald Tolley


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Savannah Economic Development Authority City 31405
Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority County 31521

Nathan Sparks

Camden County Joint Development Authority County 31548
Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission County 31701 Tim Martin
Meriwether County Development Authority County 31830
City of West Point, GA - site of new Kia auto plant in Georgia City31833 706-645-3500
Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce local 31902
Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority County 31603
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above links to the websites of many Georgia economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about GA as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the GA and larger US Southeast region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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