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SCDA Initiatives & Goals


FY 2018-2019 Strategic Objectives

  1. Acquire and prepare land for additional industrial sites
  2. Partner with others (industry, NGTC, SCSS, GDOL, Chamber, etc.) to identify and implement efforts to address workforce shortages in Stephens County
  3. Partner with others (developers, etc.) to identify, encourage, and implement efforts to address the housing shortage in Stephens County
  4. Continue to pursue a limited service, quality branded hotel project
  5. Coordinate efforts with Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce to recruit NexSite retail targets
  6. Secure funding for the Big A Road sewer collection system expansion
  7. Maintain adequate funding, short/long term, to operate an aggressive economic development program
  8. Create and adopt a SCDA specific Policy & Procedures Handbook



The SCDA is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses including industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate and regional headquarters and customer service centers. It also provides support and assistance with all other types of economic development projects.

The SCDA also works with existing businesses and industries to ensure their continued success. While recruitment of new industry is a significant function, aiding in existing industry expansion and retention is just as significant. About 80 percent of all new jobs in Georgia come as a result of existing industry expansion.

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