Business and Industry
Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County is the perfect place for business and industry. Centrally located between three of Georgia's major interstates -Interstate 16 running from Savannah to Macon, Interstate 75 running from near Miami to Michigan, and Interstate 95 running from Miami to Maine. It is also at the crossroads of two major federal highways: Highway 341, also known as the "Golden Isles Highway," and Highway 221, which connects Virginia with Florida This central location provides easy access to some of Georgia's vitally important cities like Savannah, Albany, Valdosta, Macon, and Brunswick. Jeff Davis County also enjoys easy connections to the rest of the state and the entire world via international airports at Savannah, Jacksonville, and Atlanta and international seaports at Savannah and Brunswick.
Despite the small size, Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County have many amenities to offer prospective businesses. A modern hospital with state of the art facilities. A thriving banking and retail community. One of the best school systems in the state. A sense of hometown pride and a low crime rate. Affordable property values and low tax rates. A recreation department with top-notch facilities and comprehensive programs for both youth and adults. The commitment to support business and industry through the Downtown Development Authority; Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County, Hazlehurst, and Denton, Georgia; the Southeast Georgia Regional Development Authority (Jeff Davis, Appling, and Bacon Counties); and the Joint Development Authority of Telfair County, Lumber City, and Hazlehurst.