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Starting A Business

Whether you’re looking into buying property in Camden County or opening or relocating your business in Camden County we’d like to be your one-stop shop for all information you may need.


We’re glad you’re considering Camden County as a location for your business.  We want to be your resource for information related to choosing the ideal site, working with local, state and federal agencies to obtain any necessary permits and getting connected with utility partners.  Check out the categories below for useful links, necessary forms and checklists that will make the process manageable and predictable.  If we can help in any way, please email or call.



James Coughlin 

Executive Director


Finding the right property –


Sites and Buildings: There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a site for your business.  Our Sites and Buildings database can help you identify the right spot for you based on the unique needs of your business.

Incentive Zones:  Find areas designated for tax incentives to encourage investment


Below are some links to the local government websites where you can find the rules for developing commercial property.

City of St. Marys  planning applications and permit applications


City of Kingsland planning and permit applications


City of Woodbine Planning applications


Camden County Planning applications….https://www.co.camden.ga.us/1238/Online-Tools

Permitting and licensing –


When starting your business, you’ll need to make sure you meet all of the relevant permitting and licensing requirements.  We are here to help you navigate those processes based on your business type and location. This is a list of the various entities that may be applicable to your business or property and their contact information. The regulations and ordinances vary by municipality and business type. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Utilities –


You will definitely need things like power and water, but how much and what other utility services you need will be specific to your business operation.  We can help you figure that out.  If you already know, we’ve created a list of the relevant utility services you may need here.


Once you’ve decided to call Camden County home, consider contacting the Chamber of Commerce and see how they can help you make your business as successful as possible.