Welcome to the Sumter County Development Authority

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.

Authority Board of Directors

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.


Local, Regional and State

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.

Local County and City Partners

Sumter County Board of Commissioners

City of Americus

City of Andersonville

City of Leslie

City of Desoto

City of Plains

Local and Regional Development Partners

Sumter County Small Business Development Center

Georgia Southwestern State University

Locate South Georgia

One Sumter Foundation

River Valley Regional Commission

Schley Sumter Macon Webster Joint Development Authority

South Georgia Technical College, Economic Development

Statewide Development Partners

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Georgia Department of Labor

Georgia Power

Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

OneGeorgia Authority


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