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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

We are proud to partner with the Douglas County Economic Development Authority to encourage growth and economic development in Douglas County.

Why Douglas?

Whether it’s a close location to major markets, proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, affordable development costs, an educated workforce or a vibrant retail market; Douglas County is a great place to be.

Douglas County has a diverse, desirable mix of logistics operations, data centers, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facilities. Located 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Douglas County offers easy access to anywhere you need to be. With a growing population and within Metro Atlanta’s labor force of over 1 million workers, Douglas County offers th workforce to meet the demands of today and the demands of the future. 

Douglas County offers a desirable Work-Life Balance Combination! Commuters in Douglas County enjoy easy access to interstates and the world’s busiest, most efficient airport. Those who work in downtown Atlanta are 30 minutes from home in a community that combines big-city assets with a small-town feel. Douglas County citizens enjoy access to all sports and recreation opportunities offered in Metro Atlanta but also enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, and many other outdoors activities in Douglas County by visiting Sweetwater Creek State Park, Dog River Complex, and Foxhall Resort.

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What They Offer

  • Confidential site selection and marketing services
  • Program financing and incentives
  • Demographics and community information
  • Fast track permitting
  • Government liaison services
  • Zoning information
  • Residential and commercial building trends
  • Business recruitment
  • Business retention and expansion
  • Targeted industry development
  • Business park development
  • Infill development and adaptive reuse
  • Retail recruitment
  • Research and demographics analysis and reporting
  • Incentive structuring and processing
  • Workforce
  • Public policy

Want More Information?

Douglas County Economic Development Authority
8512 Bowden Street
Douglasville, GA 30134

Chris Pumphrey, Executive Director
678.838.3665

Visit their website, www.developdouglas.com.

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The Douglas County Economic Development Authority is an independent agency charged with Economic Development for Douglas County including the City of Douglasville and the sections of the cities of Austell and Villa Rica within Douglas County.

Their goals are:

  •     Increase and Diversify the local tax base
  •     Increase the number of Quality Jobs
  •     Improve the quality of life through increased economic opportunity

Their mission is to bring quality jobs and opportunities for the citizens of Douglasville and Douglas County through continued growth in new and existing industry and the redevelopment of obsolete retail centers. Over $1 billion in new investments have been made in Douglas County in the past five years through the efforts of the Development Authority.

What They Do

New Business Recruitment

  • Business Development
  • Project Coordination
  • Incentive Structuring and Proposal Development
  • Incentive Implementation

Existing Industry

  • Engage to identify opportunities for expansion
  • Assist with issues and concerns related to retention
  • Workforce Development Committee
  • Small Business Development

Policy and Public Private Partnerships

  • Work with cities, county and state elected officials and agencies to implement competitive strategies for recruitment and retention
  • Identify target industries and markets

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Using a comprehensive branding strategy to market Douglas County throughout the national and international markets
  • Media relations
  • Promotion of film industry opportunities in Douglas County

Douglas County Demographics

Douglas County Demographics 2017

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