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 who are considering Sumter as their location for growing and creating jobs.

The Authority maintains the Ted Baldwin Business and Technology Park, two contact centers, a spec building and manufacturing facilities as well.  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 some time visiting the various pages of our website, exploring the resources and unique opportunities awaiting you in Sumter County.

Leaders and Partners

Sumter County Leaders

The Sumter County Development Authority is led by appointed Sumter County citizens.  Members serve five year terms, and are tasked with providing leadership, direction, and industry knowledge to create opportunities for growth in Sumter County.  Two members are appointed by the Sumter County Board of Commissioners, two members are appointed by the City of Americus, and one member is jointly appointed by both.  The Authority is staffed by an Executive Director.

Sumter County Development Authority Board of Directors



Local, Regional and State

The Development Authority works in partnership with others to maintain a strong, vibrant community where business can flourish and citizens enjoy quality lifestyles.  Below find our partners and the opportunities they provide.

Local Municipal Partners

Sumter County Board of Commissioners

City of Americus

City of Andersonville

City of Leslie

City of Desoto

City of Plains

Regional Development Partners

Georgia Southwestern State University

Locate South Georgia

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

University of Georgia Small Business Development Center