About Sherri Pruitt

Sherri is the Administrative Assistant at the Development Authority and is in charge assisting with the existing industries and companies/prospects who are locating in the Golden Isles. Sherri Pruitt is a tremendous asset to the Development Authority and started in the administrative and coordinator field over 20 years ago in Atlanta, Ga.

Small Business Resources


Working Together to Support Small

This time of year, we ask shoppers to invest in their communities by shopping at small businesses. The Golden Isles Development Authority (GIDA) will be among the organizations sharing the benefits of shopping local, but we also want to encourage business owners to invest in themselves. […]

2021-11-23T14:07:19-05:00November 23rd, 2021|

Career Day at Coastal Pines


Promote your company to local students

The College of Coastal Pines invites area businesses to participate in Career Day on November 16. The event is an opportunity to showcase why today’s talent should consider your organization in the future.

There is no cost to participate, but advanced registration is required.

For questions about the event contact Buck  […]

2021-11-10T15:00:48-05:00November 10th, 2021|

Growing Glynn’s Workforce Together


Talent Development Strategy Get a Boost from Georgia Power

Talent attraction and development are too important and too big for any one organization to tackle.  A community must work together towards the goal of creating the best places to live, the best businesses to work, and the best environments to learn.

While collaboration and coordination […]

2021-11-02T16:03:15-05:00November 2nd, 2021|

Expansion Announcement – Scojet & Second Harvest


Scojet and Second Harvest Work Together to Expand

The Golden Isles Development Authority (GIDA) announced the expansion of Scojet Inc. and Second Harvest of South Georgia. GIDA has been working with both the manufacturer and nonprofit to coordinate a mutually beneficial agreement that supports each organization’s expansion in Glynn County.

GIDA has been working with Scojet […]

2021-11-05T07:54:39-05:00November 2nd, 2021|

Site Selection Consultants Visit Southeast Georgia


Site Selectors Guild Visits Southeast Georgia

Workforce. Workforce. Workforce. One of the messages that economic development professionals took away from the Site Selector’s Guild visit was the importance of available and future talent. Additionally, the demand for industrial buildings and sites ready for development is critical for communities to compete for projects.

Last […]

2021-10-25T11:51:15-05:00October 25th, 2021|

Entrepreneurship is a Priority


Entrepreneurship is a Priority

The Golden Isles Development Authority is focused on increasing hope, wealth, and wellbeing for all residents in the Golden Isles by promoting and supporting entrepreneurship.

By Vanessa Wagner, Director of Business Development and Strategic Programs

Every day our lives are enhanced by small businesses. When sitting down to write this […]

2021-10-15T11:41:19-05:00October 12th, 2021|

Symrise Announces $18.6M Expansion in Golden Isles, Georgia


Symrise AG

The Golden Isles Development Authority (GIDA) announced the expansion of Symrise AG at today’s Board of Governors meetings. Symrise intends to invest approximately $18,600,000 in the taxable property during Phase I of their Brunswick facility’s expansion.

Symrise is headquartered in Germany, has more than 100 global locations and customers in 160 countries around the […]

2021-10-08T09:34:50-05:00October 5th, 2021|

A Year In Review | FY2020-21 Annual Report


Economic Development Update & Golden Isles Development Authority FY 2020-2021 Annual Report

Taking the time to acknowledge achievements, review goals, and identify new opportunities is critical for any organization. For the past two years, staff at The Golden Isles Development Authority (GIDA) has completed an […]

2021-10-15T11:10:27-05:00August 24th, 2021|