About Us

The Worth County Economic Development Authority was created by the Georgia General Assembly through a State Constitutional Amendment in 1966 (Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. 1966 No. 61 House Resolution No. 115-201 Page 860) and ratified by the voters of Worth County in 1968. The Authority has seven members, all of which are appointed by the Worth County Board of Commissioners. The EDA works in partnership with the County Commission and local municipalities to market Worth County to state wide development project managers and supports quality development in the county.

The services we and our partners provide are:

  • Demographic and development data
  • Site selection assistance
  • Assistance evaluating site and building needs
  • Local development/permit process assistance
  • Industrial revenue bonds
  • Revolving Loan Program administered by the Worth County Board of Commissioners & the City of Sylvester
  • State industrial loan and grant program information
  • Information on Georgia Income Tax Credits for business development
  • Georgia QuickStart – free employee training for qualified industries
  • Facilitate Industry Incentive Program with local governments

Our Mission
“To encourage and promote the expansion and development of industry, agricultural trade, commerce, and available facilities in Worth County, and to make long range plans therefore, to relieve insofar as possible unemployment within its boundaries…”

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