• Economic Development Zones Provide Assistance for Business Creation and Retention
    Thursday, April 06, 2017
    In today's business climate, incentives rise to the top of discussions at some point in the conversation between business leaders, economic development professionals and/or city leaders.  Incentives take a myriad of forms and in some cases are viewed as only available to large industrial projects.  However, there are potential incentives that may be available to smaller business as well. Enterprise Zones, Opportunity Zones and Military Zones in Camden County provide incentive for small business start-up projects, relocation, or expansion projects.  It is important to remember that the provision of economic development incentives for a project does not mean that a local economic development enitity, local government, or state or federal government will provide funds directly to the business for any purpose the business feels necessary.  Incentives are provided in an effort to "fill-the-gap" between owner/business equity, private financing sources and the total project costs. 

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  • Camden High earns recognition for AP classes
    Monday, March 06, 2017
    KINGSLAND- The Georgia Department of Education has awarded Camden County High School three top Advanced Placement honors.  The school was designated as an AP STEM school, an AP STEM achievement school, and an AP humanities school for offering 19 AP courses to help students explore areas of interest.  The classes help students develop college-level academic skills, while providing them the opportunity to earn college credit prior to graduation.  Students receive college credits if they receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam conducted by the college board that administers the SAT test.
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  • Atlanta Fly-In
    Thursday, February 02, 2017
    Camden Leaders convene
    Every year, the Camden County Chamber of Commerce leads a group of local leaders to Atlanta to bring Camden County's message to the state's legislators and policy makers.  It's something they do to keep Camden on the state's legislative radar, said Amy Hendricks, president and CEO.  Good representation and communication are the only way to bridge the distance between the southeast corner of Georgia and the state capitol, she said.  
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  • Regional Workforce Study Unveiled
    Monday, November 14, 2016
    Camden County Joint Development Authority Executive Director, James Coughlin, recently held a nighttime meeting to present the findings of a regional workforce study to community stakeholders.  In early 2016, Southeast Georgia Joint Development Authority (SEGAJDA) contracted with Kate McEnroe Consulting who conducted an in depth study of the region's labor force availability, skills, commute patters, and educational programs.  
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  • Submarine Suppliers Visit Camden
    Friday, October 21, 2016
    Last week Camden County hosted a group of executives representing companies from all over the United States responsible for manufacturing parts for Trident Subs.  The event, known as DIVE (Defense Industry Value Excellence), was organized by the Camden Partnership, the Camden County Joint Development Authority, the Camden County Chamber of Commerce, and other community groups.  In attendance were also representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Power and Georgia Tech Centers of Innovation for Defense and Aerospace.  According to Sheila McNeill, President of the Camden Partnership, "One of the goals of the Chief of Naval Operations is to expand and strengthen their network of partners, specifically industry."
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  • Camden’s Transitioning Military
    Friday, May 29, 2015
    Communities have also realized that their local military bases, are not only a source of pride, but also a source of potential workforce that could be a vital tool in their economic development strategies.  However, most of these communities are not able to translate this transitioning military workforce asset and their skills to site selectors, project managers or corporate officials in the site location business.
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