Randolph County is serious about working together to support economic development for this county. Steps have begun to develop an economic development plan to increase population, support and strengthen our existing businesses and actively and competitively seek new industry.
Buddy Reid, Chairman
George LaHood - Vice Chair
The Randolph County Development Authority was created in 1962 by the constitution of the State of Georgia for the purpose of encouraging and promoting the expansion of development of industrial and commercial facilities in Randolph County.
Therefore, our mission is to promote economic development through recruitment of industry and business, as well as to support existing businesses in Randolph County.
The Randolph County Development Authority shares the motto of our county and Chamber of Commerce: “rooted in history, with the future in mind” We are dedicated to our history of agriculture and forestry, while embracing the technological advances to actively pursue agricultural and forestry related industries.
The Randolph Development Authority meets each 2nd Thursday at 2:00 at the Randolph County Welcome Center.
We are the crossroads of two major US Highways 27 and 82, with Highway 27 being a 4 lane from TN to FL. In addition, Randolph County is less than 10 miles from Highway 520/Corridor Z which runs from Columbus to the eastern Coast. We are located 50 miles south of Columbus, GA and 40 miles west of Albany, GA.
The Randolph County Development Authority partners with the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, the Randolph County Board of Commissioners, the cities of Cuthbert and Shellman as well as the local Airport Authority. As a member of Locate South Georgia, SWGA 5 and the Southern Lower Chattahoochee Council of Governments Regional Development Authority, we collaborate regionally to bring industry, business and jobs to South Georgia.
Randolph County, Georgia, offers a customizable package of incentives for potential relocating and expanding businesses to encourage investment and job creation. Additionally, Georgia offers an extensive menu of statewide tax credits.
Bond Financing- The Randolph County Development Authority will act as a financing vehicle to issue taxable and tax-exempt bonds to qualifying projects.
Revolving Loan Fund - The loan fund is a locally controlled source of capital used to finance startup and existing businesses whose projects meet the requirements.