Created by a constitutional amendment in the State of Georgia in 1962, the Authority was established to enhance the economic environment of Sumter County through growth of the private sector. The Authority actively works with existing and prospective businesses considering Sumter as their location for growing and creating jobs.
The Authority maintains the Ted Baldwin Business and Technology Park, a contact center, a speculative building, and manufacturing facilities. Equipped with incentives for growth and over 200 acres of developable land, the Authority is readily available to partner with you in expanding your business.
We invite you to spend time visiting the various pages of our website, exploring the resources and unique opportunities awaiting you in Sumter County.
Appointed Sumter County citizens lead the Sumter County Development Authority. The Sumter County Board of Commissioners appoints two members, the city of Americus appoints two members, and both jointly appoint one member. Members serve five-year terms and are tasked with providing leadership, direction, and industry knowledge to create growth opportunities in Sumter County. An Executive Director staffs the Authority.
The Authority works in partnership with others to maintain a robust and vibrant community where businesses can flourish, and citizens enjoy quality lifestyles. Below find our partners and the opportunities they provide.
Sumter County Board of Commissioners
Georgia Southwestern State University
River Valley Regional Commission
Schley Sumter Macon Webster Joint Development Authority
South Georgia Technical College, Economic Development
Georgia Department of Economic Development
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation