Darren Harper, the long-time Project Manager for the Joint Development Authority, has received recognition in a variety of ways recently.
On July 3rd 2020, Cumberland Inlet, the name of the proposed development on the former Mill Site, was featured in an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
On Thursday, June 18th, the Camden County Joint Development Authority entered into a development agreement with Jacoby Development Inc. of Atlanta. The Development agreement marks a key step in redeveloping the former Gilman/Durango Mill Site into a nearly 700-acre mixed-use facility that could include a marina, dry-stacks, a town center featuring restaurants and retail, luxury housing, market-rate apartments, a signature hotel, eco-tourism opportunities, and more.
Georgia students out-performed the national average for the fourth straight year in 2019.
Brand new vehicles will be rolling into St. Marys by the hundreds starting next month because of a leasing agreement between the city and Subaru Corporation of America. Council approved leasing the city’s former airport site to the company for overflow parking over the next three months after an executive session Monday (April 20, 2020).
On the 23rd of January 2020, the Camden County Joint [...]
James Coughlin, Camden County Joint Development Authority’s Executive Director, and Alyce Thornhill from the Georgia Department of Economic Development for Region 12 have both been announced as members of the 2019 Leadership Southeast Georgia Economic Board of Directors.
Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) was named Top Technical College of the Year by James Magazine’s 2018 special Education Issue. Rated in this issue were top universities, top colleges, top success rate, top technical college, top freshman class and best value. With 22 technical colleges total in Georgia, Coastal Pines Technical College stood out as the first pick in this prestigious list. These rankings were based on several different elements, including graduation rates, teacher-to-student ratio, accreditations and job placement rates.
While almost everyone in Camden County agrees that we need to bring more jobs to the community, opinions still vary widely on how we accomplish this. During the time we were on the upward slope of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base’s development, Camden County could afford to get by on its “good looks.” Many businesses opened here between the 1980s and the 2000s. Scores of houses were built because of the thousands of military and civil service personnel attached to the base. But in the last 15 years or so, our workforce has shrunk...
Coastal Pines Technical College rolled out plans for a new diploma program during a presentation at the Georgia Marine Workforce Summit last week at Crooked River State Park. Camden area students will have the opportunity in the near future to earn a 40-hour marine engine technology diploma at the college, which also will offer 15- and 17-hour certificate programs for basic marine engine technician and basic marine servicing technician. The program fits into the economic development agenda that the Joint Development Authority hopes will bring more employers and more jobs to the county.