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Large Land Tract Purchased

Large Land Tract Purchased

June 25, 2019 - Mayor Larry L. Guest of Elberton announced today that the City of Elberton is expanding the Elberton Industrial Park.  Mayor Guest stated that he and the Elberton City Council unanimously approved purchasing 165 acres of land adjacent to the existing...

New Board Seated

New Board Seated

The new Development Authority Board of Directors held its organizational meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2019 at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College.  The board elected Greg Gunter as Chair and Dr. Andrea Daniel as Vice Chair.  Kevin Eavenson from the...

Authority Charter Amended

Authority Charter Amended

In June 2019, the governments of Elbert County renewed their long-standing commitment to Economic Development in Elbert County by updating and amending the activating resolution for the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman.  The Authority was...

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The Elbert Advantage


Expert. Experienced. Expected.

Existing Industries

In addition to Elbert County’s reputation of being the “Granite Capital of the World,” industry giants such as Pilgrim’s Pride, Hailo, Moller Tech, and Bubba Foods (Bubba Burgers) are just a few of the superior companies that chose Elbert County to do business.

Our current industry is made up of companies that provide logistics services such as trucking, rail, and software—used by companies such as manufacturers, wholesalers and distribution centers. We have been able to provide to them:

Expedited delivery to domestic markets by extensive rail systems and access to seven major U.S. interstate highways.

The ability to export via deep-water sea ports in Savannah and Brunswick.

The ability to use the State of Georgia’s intellectual technology Center of Innovation for Logistics and research.

A competitive workforce through Georgia’s various academic programs and customized training.

Leverage of Foreign Trade Zones across the state, reducing delays, and in some cases, eliminating tariffs on imported items.

Target Industries

We have a target marketing plan for industries we know will balance our commercial and industrial portfolio. The Development Authority of Elbert County is focused on attracting industries of unique qualities and is particularly suited to recruit, assist, and support the next retail development, resort or high-tech workforce.


  • We understand the Market, and our desire shows with improved & desirable infrastructure.
  • We have a story to tell and have invested heavily in our communities.
  • We  offer business incentives like an Opportunity Zone, workforce training, etc.
  • We believe in removing “barriers to entry.” This means we cut the red tape!

Currently, citizens and guests of Elbert County travel many miles to find new shopping. Thus, Elbert County has a great need for new and progressive retail. As an answer to our dilemma, we have put in place a plan to make Elbert County the only county you will consider opening a retail establishment.

Elbert County has taken down the wall between government and business–and we fully understand that retail is the backbone for future business growth. Many incentives are in place including one-on-one service to get you through the “red tape,” this will allow you to concentrate more fully on opening and running your retail establishment. All those barriers some governments have in place—removed or adjusted!

Just bring your vision.

Hospitality & Resort

Ready for a repositioning of thinking and assets, the Elbert County Development Authority is ready for the complex market factors and competitor pressures so we may bring your resort or hotel to our county.

Pre-planning, a lot of thought, effort and time has already begun in anticipation of your arrival.


Bring your ideas.

High-Tech Industries

  • Benefit from a talent pool from nationally ranked programs at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University.
  • Let us help! Resources such as the Georgia Centers of Innovation help Georgia companies develop and commercialize new technologies.
  • A wide range of state and county incentive programs aimed specifically at technology firms.

Information and high-tech firms are in demand here and elsewhere in Georgia. In Elbert County, we have the skilled workforce, broadband infrastructure, and reliability. Are you looking for access to the right qualified people and the best fiber-optic network? Elbert County is your next home. We help from beginning to end, all our businesses and consider ourselves business “matchmakers.”


Bring your product.



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