Retention and Expansion Program2020-06-01T10:45:24-05:00

The Golden Isles Development Authority Retention & Expansion Programs

As one of Brunswick and Glynn County’s Existing Industries, you are entitled to first-class service from the County.

Existing Industries also have exclusive access to several Local and State resources, grants, and incentives to help your business grow.

Some of the ways we can help existing businesses include:

  • Site selection- finding the right space to meet your business’s unique needs in the Golden Isles

  • Development support- help your business navigate through the county and state’s development process, permits and other requirements to start or expand

  • Funding tools- identify incentives, grants or loans that your business may qualify for

  • Resource partners- strategic introductions to resources to support your businesses success (business planning, workforce development, networking, etc.)

  • Tell your story- we like to brag about our local business community and can help share your good news of openings, expansions, and related news

Let’s talk about your business

Sherri Pruitt, Existing Industry Coordinator

Sherripruitt@bwkeda.com | 912-265-6629

IMPORTANT:

If you have plans to expand or grow your business, call the Development Authority first. There may be tax credits, grants, financing assistance, or numerous other resources available. The majority of the time, these resources are no longer available after you start or complete your project
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Ongoing Initiatives

Your time is valuable, and we respect your priorities. The ongoing initiatives were created based on our existing businesses feedback on what they need today, and for the future growth of their company.

  • Manufacturers Roundtable – Annually, the area’s industry leaders get together for lunch to discuss relevant topics or hear a speaker.  This is primarily an opportunity for the industrial community to get together on a regular basis and network.  The event is open only to industry leaders, their reps, and resource partners.

  • Student Industry Tours – This is an easy opportunity for companies to engage with the community and to help develop the local workforce by showing students what modern manufacturing looks like.  For interested companies, we can arrange tours with the Golden Isles Career AcademyCollege of Coastal GeorgiaCoastal Pines Technical College, or local schools.

  • Industry Appreciation Tours – Interested companies have the opportunity to host elected officials, business leaders, and community leaders for a quick tour of their company.  These tours provide a chance to interact with local leaders and show how much the industrial community contributes to the local economy.

  • Keep Glynn Running- Helping students, families, and educators discover exciting career opportunities in manufacturing.  Learn more at https://keepglynnrunning.com/