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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. To get 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.

Contact Information
Wayne County Industrial Development Authority
Physical address – 261 W. Plum Street, Jesup GA 31545
Mailing address – P. O. Box 513, Jesup GA 31598

Dell Keith - Executive Director
Cell: 912-294-1282

Wayne County Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors
Randy Teston, Chairman - President, PrimeSouth Bank
Randy Franks, Vice Chairman - County Extension Agent, Retired
Joe Ierardi, Secretary - CEO, Wayne Memorial Hospital
Clay Bethea - General Manager, Rayonier Advanced Materials
Bryan Griffis - Partners Risk Services, Inc.
Tommy Reddish - HDI Power & Control LLC
Ralph Trapnell - President, Jesup Insurance Agency

Spotlight: Great Southern Wood Preserving
For more than 40 years, consumers have been turning to Great Southern Wood Preserving for the best pressure treated lumber products available, such as their YellaWood line. Great Southern Wood Preserving has operated a plant in the Wayne County Industrial Park since 2006 and employs about 100 workers.

At the time of the plant’s opening, Great Southern president and CEO Jimmy Rane said, “We're pleased with the work the Wayne County Industrial Development Authority has done to make this project a reality.“

The Wayne County Industrial Development Authority applied for $130,000 from Georgia’s EDGE funds on behalf of Great Southern Wood Preserving to assist in construction of the company’s facility in Jesup.

Today, Great Southern Wood Preserving annually produces about 250 million board feet of treated lumber in Wayne County.


Wayne County is the easy choice when relocating your industry.