Economic Development

The Economic Development Department is responsible for the recruitment of new industries and existing industry expansions; manages the local development authorities and the incentive process; responds to state and site selector requests for information (RFI); promotes the county's 270-acre industrial park, known as Park 53, as well as many other industrial sites within the county. The department also promotes the county to investors, developers, brokers, and construction firms; and works closely with the Barrow Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Economic Developers Association, the Southern Association of Economic Development, the International Economic Development Council, the Georgia Innovation Crescent Regional Board, the Innovation Corridor Joint Development Authority, and the Northeast Georgia Joint Development Authority. The department also promotes the County through newsletters and various social media platforms to economic development stakeholders; and serves on the Chamber Workforce Development Committee, Adult Literacy Barrow, and the Employ Barrow Coalition.

Department Stats

  • Part-Time Employees: 1
  • Full-time Employees: 1
  • FY 2022 Budget: $205,905