About Us

About Us

The board members of the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Joint Development Authority (SECJDA) have the experience to help your business succeed. We realize that where a company is located has a significant impact on its ability to control costs, generate income and maximize business productivity.

SECJDA is a one-stop organization that assists in all your location or expansion needs. There is no red tape. You get immediate answers to your questions. The city and county governments and the SECJDA work together to provide incentive packages, based on job creation and private investment, that help your business become profitable in the shortest amount of time.

“There are many reasons to choose Emanuel County.  Please contact us to set up a visit so that we can show you why you should come to Emanuel County!”
Jack Bareford
President, GoEmanuel
SECJDA realizes that your location/expansion is on a definite timeline. We help you meet that timeline with seven different industrial parks to choose from, some of which have pad ready sites with all infrastructure in place. For other sites we are in the process of “certifying” sites by doing the preparation work in advance, such as environmental studies, geotechnical studies and others, to minimize time to ground breaking and to meet your critical timelines. One 40 acre pre-qualified site is already in place with all utilities at the site.  A 51 Acre Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) site is located at the Airport industrial park and adjacent the the four-lane U.S. 1 By-pass. Our newest park, the Highway 297 Industrial Park, 376 acres with rail, has all utilities at the site with construction to begin in late Summer 2018 to put water and sewer on site.

Another significant factor is that our county and labor draw area can provide valued employees at the right wages and salaries. Plus, the state of Georgia, through its Quick Start Program, can provide free training for your new employees.  There are many reasons to choose Emanuel County.  Please contact us to set up a visit so that we can show you why you should come to Emanuel County!

Our Board Members

Will Donaldson
Chairman

Wade Johnson
Vice Chairman

Tim Garrett
Member

Butch Frye
Member

Rufus Youmans
Member

Greg Bennett
Member

Kenny Griffin
Member

Richard McNeely
Board Attorney

Our Staff

Ken Warnock
Chief Executive Officer, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce and Joint Development Authority

Jack Bareford
Authority President and Board Secretary