The mission of the Liberty County Development Authority (LCDA) is to develop and promote industry for the public good and welfare of Liberty county.
History & Overview of the Liberty County Development Authority
LCDA was established in 1958 by an amendment to the Georgia Constitution to create and enhance economic growth and development in Liberty County. LCDA is guided by a seven-member Board of Directors with automatic seats for the Liberty County Board of Commissioners chairman and the mayor of the city of Hinesville to ensure continuous and informed political representation and to facilitate development projects.
In order to accomplish its mission, the LCDA has developed industrial parks; constructed shell buildings; developed retention and recruitment programs; supported educational and workforce development programs; and formed partnerships with other public and private entities.
Liberty County Development Authority Services & Assistance
- Business Incentives – These incentives include job creation tax credits, real and personal property tax abatements, competitive land prices, inventory exemptions, industrial revenue bonds, assistance with grant and loan applications, and custom benefits. Whether the project is relocation or expansion, Liberty County customizes incentives to best serve operational needs and enterprise goals. The website lists a number of local, state, and federal incentives as well.
- Site Selection Assistance – The LCDA works closely with both new and existing companies to align and apply the county’s resources and expertise to enterprise requirements. An experienced team helps companies reach and implement successful site selection decisions, from the initial response to an RFI through site selection, financing, startup, and future expansions. Their website also has area maps and information to assist with site selection.
- Retention and Expansion – The LCDA wants to help businesses in the area grow. The Authority offers resources and guidance that provide assistance in helping existing industries with their retention and expansion needs.
- Connections – The LCDA links new and existing companies to knowledgeable private and public individuals, agencies, companies, and each other. This is accomplished through consistent periodic surveys, emails, newsletters, and telephone calls. This includes an extensive, annual visit with each company to assess their needs, problems, and potential opportunities.
- Permitting Guidance – The LCDA website breaks down typical permitting requirements in the area.