302 W. Railroad St   
   Claxton, GA 30417   
   (912) 334-8245

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Evans County, Georgia, has the location, sites, infrastructure and workforce needed to ensure your company's success. Explore our site and the many opportunities offered by the Claxton-Evans County Economic Development Authority (EDA). We hope you enjoy your visit and choose to come see us in person!
Director, Claxton-Evans County EDA

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Sealed proposals for (CM) Construction Managers for the renovations of the Jack and Muriel Strickland Arts and Cultural Center will be received by the Arts and Cultural Authority of Claxton and Evans County (Owner), at the office of Claxton and Evans County Chamber of Commerce / Economic Development Authority, 302 West Railroad Street, Claxton, GA 30417, until 1:00p.m., prevailing time on May 11, 2022. Please click the link below to view all details, including specifications for submitting your bid.

Our Plan of Action

The Economic Development Authority of Claxton & Evans County works to increase the economic opportunities within Evans County and our region. We promote the development of our community's economic assets. We work to attract new industry and support existing business to generate new investment and create jobs. We utilize our partnerships on the state and local level to promote Evans County, to support our businesses, and improve the overall quality of life in Evans County. Our four primary focuses of success are as follows:

Business Retention & Expansion

We support our existing industries. It’s estimated that 65 – 70% of new jobs are created by existing businesses. Our mission is to meet with our existing industries each year to learn about their challenges and opportunities. With our state and local partners, we can provide connections, information, services, and solutions to support our local businesses and encourage growth. We can provide assistance with financing, workforce development, infrastructure development, and international business. 
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Industrial Recruitment

We recruit new industry to the Evans County community. Communities from all over the country are evaluated for factors including location, industrial property, infrastructure, workforce, education, and quality of life. We make connections with project managers, site consultants, and key industry contacts to promote Evans County as a great place for industry. We also work with our local leaders to develop competitive incentive packages and streamline community services for our prospects. 
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Community Development

Community Development is a process and a result of true community partnership. The Economic Development Authority will lead in uniting all parties of our community in order to be competitive in seeking economic development. We partner with all of our city and county governments and agencies to promote the development of our community’s assets, to work together to create a bright future for all of the citizens of Evans County.
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Retail Development

Retail recruitment and development is a key component to the EDA's focus. We feel retail is an essential part of our local economy. The choices available impact how our citizens live, work, and play and the tax revenues generated support basic community services. We work to recruit new retail, restaurants, and hotels to the Evans County community by analyzing our community’s needs, identifying available properties, and making strategic business connections.
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A Message from the Director

Welcome to Evans County, Georgia – at the crossroads of community and commerce!

We are located in a prime location for your business and family. The county seat, Claxton, famously known for fruitcake and chicken, is located at the intersection of major US Highways 280 and 301. Just take a short 10-minute drive to Interstate 16, and a 50-minute drive to the Port of Savannah, the largest single container terminal in North America.

Our community boasts an easy way of living within reach of Georgia’s most exciting and important amenities. We are only a three-hour drive from Atlanta, and a two-hour drive from Augusta, Macon, and Jacksonville, Fl.

With Georgia Southern University, East Georgia State College, and Ogeechee Technical College servicing our area, Evans County has a skilled, educated labor force.

Our Industrial Park West is GRAD-certified and shovel ready, with all infrastructure in place and almost 150 acres of land to develop.

We look forward to working alongside you!

Adam Kennedy, Director 
Claxton-Evans County EDA

302 W. Railroad St   
   Claxton, GA 30417   
   (912) 334-8245

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