The role of the Development Authority of Macon County is to promote, develop and advance economic growth in Macon County and its municipalities. The authority works closely with local industry, the county commissioners, city council members, community leaders and state economic developers to achieve its goal of continuing economic growth.
The Development Authority is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses in the areas of industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate and regional headquarters, customer service centers, and offers assistance with other major economic development projects in the county.
Recruitment of industry is a significant function; yet, aiding in existing industry growth and retention is just as significant. Statistics show that 80 percent of new jobs come as a result of existing industry expansion. The Development Authority provides support to existing industries and assists in connecting them with local community for projects, such as facility expansions or workforce development.
Under Georgia law, the Authority may offer incentives, such as tax abatements, to new industries locating in the county and to help existing industries expand. These incentives help recruit new industries and the county benefits by job creation.
Additionally, the Development Authority of Macon County works to:
- Market Macon County to the industrial development community
- Supply affordable land and industrial sites
- Issue industrial revenue bonds and pollution control bonds
- Promote Georgia Tax Credits/ Tier 1 County
- Provide essential demographic data
Macon County is dedicated to job creation, business growth and industry diversification. Whether you are starting, expanding or relocating your business, the Development Authority of Macon County will work with you, providing access to a multitude of valuable resources. New projects and prospects are always welcome! If we can be of any assistance to you, or if you need information about available industrial sites, please feel free to contact us at 478-472-2391. We can answer your questions and put you in touch with the resources you need.