About Us

Joint Development Authority of Hazelhurst, Denton and Jeff Davis County, Georgia

Economic Development and Growth for all of Jeff Davis County

The Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County, Hazlehurst, and Denton, GA promotes economic growth in Jeff Davis County via business partnerships and memberships in regional and state-wide economic development organizations, while also promoting rail service and state highway infrastructure.

Our Vision

To achieve success through a collaborative effort of all elected and appointed officials.

Our Mission

To provide dedicated leadership that is motivated to serve and provide good stewardship to our resources, yielding success as the ultimate reward.

Meet the Staff

Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor

President & CEO

“Jeff Davis County has a lot to offer for new and growing businesses!  Let’s get in touch and discuss how we can help your business be successful.”

912.375.4543 Office


Memberships, Affiliations, and Partner Organizations

  • Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA)
  • Georgia Power
  • Georgia EMC
  • Satilla EMC
  • Georgia Department of Community Affairs
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Southeast Georgia Regional Development Authority
  • Joint Development Authority of Hazelhurst, Lumber City, and Telfair County
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Job Training Unlimited, Inc.
  • Georgia Department of Labor

Hazlehurst – Jeff Davis County Chamber of Commerce

We work closely with the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County Chamber of Commerce to bring together the local business and industrial community so we can further improve the business climate.  Together, we work to ensure Jeff Davis Co. is prepared for the future by having the best possible workforce, infrastructure, and is a fun place to live.


Economic Development News from Jeff Davis County

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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