Central Georgia Joint Development Authority

History

Brief History

  • In 1981, O.C.G.A 36-62-5.1 allowed the creation of multi-jurisdictional development authorities.
  • In 1995, the County Commissioners of Bibb and Twiggs counties formed the Bibb-Twiggs Development Authority for the purpose of job creation, encouraging economic growth, and improving the availability of regional opportunities that were not offered to an individual county.
  • Monroe County became a member of the Development Authority in 1999.
  • In 2001 the Development Authority of Bibb, Twiggs and Monroe Counties was renamed the Central Georgia Joint Development Authority (CGJDA); Jones County joined the Joint Development Authority.
  • During 2006, Crawford County became a member of the Joint Development Authority.
  • In 2009, the Joint Development Authority received a grant from the Department of Defense (DOD) to address encroachment
  • Houston County joined the Joint Development Authority in 2010.
  • Peach County joined the Joint Development Authority in 2012.
  • In 2012, Bibb County, Houston County, and Peach County entered into an intergovernmental agreement that committed funds to the encroachment project.
  • Baldwin County jointed the Joint Development Authority in 2015.