Economic Development Authority

Welcome Businesses

Lee County was ranked 4th in the nation in best growth potential by American City Business Journals. We have maintained a growth rate of nearly 52% since 1990, twice the state average. We are proud to call Lee County our home and the Lee County Chamber of Commerce is excited to have the opportunity to discuss the potential for your business and family to grow and prosper with us.


The catalyst for Lee County’s growth has been the combination of our award winning state and nationally acclaimed school system, our moderate climate, southern hospitality, and pro-business approach to economic development. We are a progressive community and the ideal place for your family.

We have experienced a boom in residential and commercial growth unprecedented in Southwest Georgia. Our Metropolitan Statistical Area boasts the 2nd Strongest Retail Pull Factor in the State of Georgia. This means that more people come to our area to spend their retail dollars then local residents leave our community to spend their dollars. Consumers from communities as far as 50 miles away travel to our retail establishments to purchase clothing and accessories, sporting goods, autos, building materials, electronics, food, see first run movies, and dine in our National Chain Restaurants.

We realize that the new generation of retirees is far from “retiring.” Our community offers a desirable climate, a low cost of living, and affordable luxury housing. Enjoy a wide range of recreational and cultural activities, including opportunities for life-long learning. High quality healthcare is just one more advantage to living in Lee County.

Lee County enjoys a unique relationship with our metropolitan neighbor Albany - Dougherty County. We have all of the major shopping and recreation amenities available in a large community, yet we still enjoy the peace and natural beauty of a rural setting. Within minutes, you can attend the symphony, shop the major retail outlets, visit a museum, or hear a lecture at one of the area colleges or universities. Our natural setting, cultural amenities, and educational excellence allow us to be the “quality of life capital” of Georgia.
Come for a day…Come for a lifetime because "Life Works Well Here" in Lee County!