Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis Co.

Economic Development for Hazlehurst, Denton, and all of Jeff Davis County, GA

A Forestry Workforce

That’s 400% Higher than the National Average

Advanced Manufacturing's Hometown

Long-time Hot Spot for Manufacturing and Still Advancing

“Advancing technology, diversifying industry, and holding to our timber roots”

Heart of Georgia’s Forestry Industry

The Jeff Davis County region has a concentration of wood related jobs that is more than 4x the National average.
Combine that with an abundant and sustainable source of raw materials and quick access to two ports via rail, and you have the perfect location for the Wood Product Industry.   

Metal Fabrication and Machining Cluster

You can make just about anything out of metal in Jeff Davis County; we have a cluster of metal fabrication, machining and welding businesses.  
Companies in the Metal Industry have flocked to the area because of a conentration of skilled metal workers that’s 69% higher than the national average!

Advanced Manufacturing’s Hometown

Jeff Davis County has long been hot spot for large manufacturers in a variety of industry sectors.  The local manufacturing community is thoroughly engaged in all aspects of making the community a better place to live and work. 
“Made in the USA” is a way of life around here.

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Living in Jeff Davis County

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Latest Economic Development News

Precision Metal Machining Workforce – Always on Target

Any where you go, metal workers of all types are in huge demand and Jeff Davis County is no exception. However, there is a concentration of metal working jobs that’s 70% higher than the national average! Existing industries have found our workforce is right on target.

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Wood Pellets as Renewable Energy

Wood pellets are produced using sustainable forestry resources. They have traditionally been used for heating homes but are now replacing coal as a source of heat for power generation.

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