Economic Development

Economic Development is an activity directed toward improving the overall economic strength of a community and the economic quality of life for all the residents in the area.

There are three basic economic development programs in the Toombs and Montgomery Area:
1) The Chamber's Existing Industry Program, 2) Montgomery County Development Authority and Toombs County Development Authority Attraction-Recruitment Program and 3) Tri-County Regional Entrepreneur Support Team's (Tri-CREST) Start-up Program.

The Chamber's Existing Industry Program is designed to foster the retention and cause the expansion of the existing businesses in the community.  

The Montgomery County Development Authority and Toombs County Development Authority Attraction or Recruitment Program, with the support from the Chamber, is responsible for encouraging new contributory companies to locate in the area. The program is designed to increase the amount and quality of money flowing into the area and to make the economy more consistent through diversifying the types of contributory businesses.

Tri-County Regional Entrepreneur Support Team (Tri-CREST) is our community's start-up program designed to cause the creation of new  companies, which have a chance to grow and develop as the years pass.


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