OVERVIEW / MISSION:
The mission of the Development Authority of Seminole County and Donalsonville is to provide economic leadership that encourages and promotes sound economic development while maintaining the identity and way of life in our area of the state. The Southeastern United States is increasingly becoming a very favorable geographical area for new businesses, both large and small. As a result, industrial development in our area has become very competitive. The efforts and energy of the Development Authority remains always focused on presenting the assets of our business community in a positive way that will foster long-term structured growth.
Donalsonville, the county seat of Seminole County, is located in the extreme southwest corner of Georgia, 9 miles from Florida and 12 miles from Alabama. Donalsonville is just a short drive from major municipalities: Albany, GA (63 miles); Dothan, AL (35 miles); and Tallahassee, FL (65 miles), and is just 11/2 hours from Florida’s Emerald Coast beaches. U. S. Highway 84 runs through Donalsonville east/west.
For an interactive Google map and point to point directions, please visit our Area Map page.
- Low interest loans/grants
The Development Authority of Seminole County and Donalsonville provides assistance with low interest loans and grants to businesses looking to establish operations within Seminole County, Ga. There are also city, county, and state resources available, which include tax credits. The Development Authority provides assistance to help incoming businesses take advantage of these resources, which often can be the determining factor in establishing a location for a business.
For complete information on demographics and statistics for Seminole County, Georgia, please visit our Demographics page.
Donalsonville has one hospital (66 beds), a Women’s and Children Center, 11 doctors , 3 dentists, one nursing home (62 beds), one personal care home (15 beds), one visiting nurses association, county health department, mental health center, and five pharmacies. In recent years, Donalsonville Hospital has twice been selected as one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States.
For complete information on healthcare for Seminole County, Georgia, please visit our Healthcare page.
COMMERCIAL AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES:
- Four local banks
- One credit union
- One agricultural lending institution.
- 21 restaurants,
- 100 motel rooms
- Largest auditorium seating capacity – 623
Seminole County Public Library:
- Located at 103 West Fourth Street, the library is a member of the PINES (Public Information Network for Elementary Services) automation system.
- Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
- Library services include ready reference by phone or in person; book, magazine, and newspaper collections; reserve books; interlibrary loan; maps; large print; public access computers; online databases; videocassettes, audiocassettes, and compact discs.
- The library may be contacted by phone at 229-524-2665.
Fire Protection: 8 full time and 11 volunteer personnel.
Garbage: Services provided by the city. (County service is private)
Zoning: City and county have zoning ordinances and subdivision design standards.
Day Care: Two day care centers within city limits.
Community Schools: Two county public schools (pre-K – 12)
- Bainbridge College Technical Division (25 miles)
- George C. Wallace College (35 miles),
- Thomas Tech (65 miles)
Two year college:
- Bainbridge College ( 25 miles)
Four year colleges:
- Troy State University (35 miles)
- Albany State University (65 miles)
- Florida State University (65 miles)
Training support for Industry:
- Quick Start – State funded program, provides specialized training programs for new and expanding industries.
- Bainbridge College – Technical division will design customized training programs
Vo-tech training available at local high school.
For more information on our local school system, please visit our Education page.