Wayne County Industrial Development Authority

Physical Address: 261 West Plum St., Jesup GA 31545

Mail Address: P. O. Box 513, Jesup GA 31598

Phone: 912-415-8080

Email: ida@connectinwayne.com

Dell Keith - Executive Director

Cell: 912-294-1282

Email: dkeith@connectinwayne.com

Connect in Wayne &
Grow Your Business

Connect in Wayne &
Grow Your Business

Connect in Wayne &
Grow Your Business

Connect in Wayne &
Grow Your Business

Connect in Wayne &
Grow Your Business

Make the connections your business or industry needs to thrive.
Wayne County is in the heart of Southeast Georgia with:

  • Easy access to major four-lane highways (Highway 341 & Highway 84)
  • Two Class I railroads (CSX & Norfolk Southern)
  • Close to the ports of Savannah and Brunswick, GA and the International airports at Jacksonville, FL and Savannah/HHI International Airport
  • Minutes from Interstate 95


  • Gov. Kemp Announces Domtar Corporation to Expand Wayne County Manufacturing Facility, Creating 75 Jobs Read More

  • Kemp Welcomes Chemours to Wayne County as $86 Million Investment Creates 78 New Jobs - Read More

  • Piggly Wiggly set to re-open this spring in Jesup Read More


    The next regularly scheduled IDA meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 8:00 AM. It will be held at the IDA's office, 261 W. Plum Street, Jesup, GA 31545. 

Wayne County is literally where it all comes together.

We have a great location for business and industry and offer a comfortable,
connected lifestyle for families and individuals.

Living Here

Wayne County’s quality of life includes award-winning healthcare and educational systems, abundant outdoor sporting opportunities, proximity to Georgia's Golden Isles, a thriving business community, and an authentic small-town atmosphere where residents know and care about each other.

Many residents choose Wayne County because of its breathtaking natural scenery. Thousands of acres in Wayne County are dedicated to activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and picnicking. The Altamaha River forms the county’s northwest boundary and the Little Satilla River forms the southwest boundary. Wayne County has miles of protected river corridors used by paddlers and anglers year-round.

Wayne County’s 5,000+ school children are empowered to reach their highest levels of achievement. Our schools annually meet or exceed the accreditation standards that support student achievement. Many graduates continue their

education at area institutions such as Coastal Pines Technical College, the College of Coastal Georgia, Georgia Southern University, and Troy University.

Wayne County residents stay active through a variety of parks, fishing lakes, recreation centers, and ball fields managed by the Wayne County Recreation Department, and meet friends through civic clubs, churches and other organizations. Healthcare needs are met through Wayne Memorial Hospital, Georgia’s 2019 Small Hospital of the Year. A network of local physicians and other practitioners who are also neighbors promote good health in our community.

Why Wayne County?


Easy access to Class I rail, commercial airports, deepwater seaports, and Interstate 95

Diverse Industry

Existing manufacturing base that includes Rayonier Advanced Materials, EAM Corporation, Healthy Pet, Sierra International Manufacturing, Great Southern Wood Preserving

Workforce & Customized Training

A highly skilled workforce, and training programs developed by Coastal Pines Technical College

Available Sites

Industrial sites in the Wayne County Industrial Park and other sites on or close to 4-lane highways and within minutes of Interstate 95

Quality of Life

Low cost of living, and only 1 hour to the beaches in Georgia’s Golden Isles

Let's Work a Deal

The Wayne County Industrial Development Authority is charged with the recruitment, expansion and retention of industry in Wayne County and we are ready to work with you. For help with expanding or relocating a business in Wayne County, contact Dell Keith, Executive Director of the Wayne County Industrial Development Authority, at 912-415-8080.

2023 Wayne County Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors
  • Joe Ierardi, Chairman - CEO, Wayne Memorial Hospital
  • Clay Bethea, Vice Chairman - VP, Jesup Plant & US Wood Procurement, Rayonier Advanced Materials
  • Shaun O'Quinn, Secretary - Financial Representative, Q'Quinn & Associates
  • Randy Franks - UGA Extension Agent, Retired
  • Bryan Griffis - Partners Risk Services, Inc.
  • Tommy Reddish - HDI Power & Control LLC
  • Ralph Trapnell - President, Jesup Insurance Agency



residents of
working age





81.9 %

are high school
graduates or higher