About Sherri Pruitt

Sherri is the Administrative Assistant at the Development Authority and is in charge assisting with the existing industries and companies/prospects who are locating in the Golden Isles. Sherri Pruitt is a tremendous asset to the Development Authority and started in the administrative and coordinator field over 20 years ago in Atlanta, Ga.

Y’all means all. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our business community.


Y’all Means All. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our business community.

The Golden Isles Development Authority (GIDA) is committed to finding ways to increase and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in our business community. To be successful in this critical endeavor for the Golden Isles, our team is continuously exploring and learning […]

2021-06-11T14:33:34-05:00June 7th, 2021|

The Golden Isles Welcomes Tech Startup Portum: Empowering health safety in our communities


The Golden Isles Welcomes Tech Startup Portum. Portum is empowering health safety in our communities through technology.

Over the past year, technology has played a significant role in keeping communities, and businesses, running. Main street shops moved to e-commerce platforms while family-run medical practices launched telemedicine options; […]

2021-06-02T14:28:29-05:00June 2nd, 2021|

A City of Entrepreneurs in Historic Downtown Brunswick


A City of Entrepreneurs in Historic Downtown Brunswick

The geography of a region shapes everything from the businesses it attracts to the local cuisine. The Golden Isles is uniquely positioned along the Interstate 95 corridor and boasts everything from beaches to a growing main street.

Midway between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, the Golden Isles […]

2021-04-21T09:28:49-05:00April 21st, 2021|

The Golden Isles Talent Development Strategy 2021-25


Golden Opportunities: Talent Development Strategy for the Golden Isles 2021-2025

Talent development plays many important roles in a community. It helps current employers hire and retain qualified employees to meet their ongoing business needs. It helps attract businesses looking to locate or expand their operations in a community. It helps individuals […]

2021-04-20T08:36:02-05:00March 30th, 2021|

Great things made here


Great things made here: Odin Lumber Company is the latest Share the Future recipient

Project Summary

Odin Lumber Company is a family-owned manufacturer of Wood Baseball Bats driven by a passion for baseball and woodworking; a simple vision with big dreams: A company built from unconditional love for the game of baseball and woodworking […]

2021-03-01T12:51:16-05:00February 23rd, 2021|

Adding the government as a customer

Government Contracting Opportunity and Resources

Last year, *$12.3 billion in government spending was with Georgia companies and at least 312 sales transactions were with firms located in Brunswick, GA. Transactions varied from lodging, maintenance equipment, to marketing services.

The government is directed to buy a variety of products and services that your […]

2021-01-22T12:20:26-05:00January 12th, 2021|

Golden Isles Maker Meetup Updates for 2021


Golden Isles Maker Meetup Updates for 2021

In the fall of 2020, we launched a new monthly networking event for the business community- Maker Meetups. These events are designed to provide a casual environment for professional, aspiring, and hobby makers to meet and share their business, startup resources, and industry best […]

2021-02-03T13:09:24-05:00January 4th, 2021|

Reduce the Costs of Training and Development in 2021


Reduce the Costs of Your Training and Development in 2021

The past year has forced rapid changes in organizations across all departments. Adapting to new technology, hybrid working models, and other changes may still have your and your employee’s heads spinning.

It may also present critical skill and knowledge gaps in your […]

2020-12-31T09:16:48-05:00December 14th, 2020|

December 2020 Called Minutes

MINUTES – December 9, 2020 at 2:30 PM
Zoom Called Meeting

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
WAYNE JOHNSON
JACK KILGORE
JONES HOOKS
BILL AUSTIN
CHRISTY JORDAN

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT

OTHERS PRESENT
RYAN MOORE, STAFF
VANESSA WAGNER, STAFF
JOAN HEARN, STAFF
SHERRI PRUITT, STAFF
REES SUMERFORD, COUNSEL
HILLARY STRINGFELLOE, COUNSEL
TERRA WINSLETT, GCAC
MAYOR HARVEY, CITY
GORDON JACKSON, THE BRUNSWICK NEWS VIA PHONE

I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Wayne Johnson called the meeting to order at 2:30pm.

II. ACCEPT […]

2021-05-13T12:31:44-05:00December 13th, 2020|