Partnership for Economic Development

Strategic partnerships and regional cooperation are key to economic development and growth.  The Crawford County Development Authority is in discussions with its neighbor to the south, the City of Fort Valley, to create a partnership that brings municipal utility services to potential industrial sites in southern Crawford County.  For more information, please see the article published on April 29, 2015 by Mike Stucka in The Telegraph by clicking the button below.   View...

Authority Welcomes Ladson as New Director

The Crawford County Development Authority is pleased to welcome Stacy Ladson as Crawford County’s first Economic Development Director.  After an extensive search, the Development Authority Board of Directors selected Ms. Ladson from among a number of qualified candidates and is excited to have her join the local team working towards the growth and development of Crawford County. Ms. Ladson comes to the Development Authority most recently from the City of Forsyth, where she was the Assistant to Main Street and the Downtown Development Authority.  In her new duties as Economic Development Director in Crawford County, Ms. Ladson will be working local officials and developing external partnerships to both encourage the location of new industries and foster the retention and expansion of existing businesses in the county.  Ms. Ladson will be the primary contact for new and prospective industries interested in learning more about locating in Crawford County. Ms. Ladson is a lifelong resident of Crawford County and a graduate of Crawford County High School.  She graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia with at Bachelor of Science in Rural Studies, specializing in Business and Economic Development.  She is also a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.  Ms. Ladson will be joining the Development Authority on a full-time basis on April 1, 2015.  To contact her with questions or to wish her well, call (478) 836-3497 or email...

Development Authority Releases New Website

The Crawford County Development Authority is pleased to announce the release of its newly redesigned website at www.crawforddevelopment.net.  This new website was designed to more effectively provide information to prospective businesses and industries as well as to promote Crawford County and the City of Roberta as a great place to live, work and play.  “The Development Authority Board works very hard to support our existing businesses and attract new ones,” said Brenda Carroll, Chair of the Development Authority Board of Directors, “and we are excited about using our new website as an asset to support those efforts.” The Development Authority’s new website was developed in partnership with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC), a regional planning organization that supports community and economic development through service to its member local governments and partner agencies.  “A quality web presence is increasingly important for communities looking to attract new businesses and industries,” said Nick Kouloungis, Director of Technology Services at the MGRC.  “our approach for designing the website was to ensure that it provided visitors with desired information, but also reflected the values of the Development Authority and the excellence with which it carries out its business.” About the Development Authority The Crawford County Development authority was established in 1970 by General Statute (O.C.G.A. 36-62-1). Since that time, its has tirelessly worked to support existing business and industry and attract new jobs and development to Crawford County and the City of Roberta.  It is proud to operate the oldest small business incubator in the country and its industrial park is home to multiple Fortune 500 companies.   For more press information, contact: Carol Jackson...
Development Authority Seeks Bids for Spec Building

Development Authority Seeks Bids for Spec Building

The Development Authority of Crawford County is accepting sealed bids for a 10,000 square foot building to be located in the Roberta-Crawford County Industrial Park.  Specifications can be picked up at the County Commissioner’s Office located at 1011 Hwy. 341 North, Roberta, Georgia 31078 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The successful bidder must carry general liability and workers’ compensation insurance. All sealed bids must be delivered no later than Wednesday, September 10,...