In an effort to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all city facilities will be closed to public walk-ins until further notice. City services will be available online, by phone, and through limited in-person appointments. You can view the full press release and more information here.
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Economic Development

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Maddison Dean 

Director of Economic Development

Maddison Dean

(678) 425-6851





The Department of Economic Development works to ensure Winder remains a vibrant, charming community.

The Director of Economic Development is responsible for economic development, downtown promotions and revitalization, website management, event coordination, marketing and media relations, as well as the city’s newsletter and other community communication efforts.

Winder is perfectly positioned in the heart of Georgia’s Innovation Crescent, a multi-county region anchored by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Georgia Institute of Technology at one end, and the University of Georgia and Interstate 85 corridor on the other, all connected by the Innovation Corridor, Georgia Highway 316.  One of the nation’s most economically vibrant and diverse locations, the region is home to 40% of Georgia’s population of 10.4 million, 16 Fortune 500 company headquarters, and 26 Fortune 1000 company headquarters.

For assistance with permits or any zoning related matters, please contact the Planning Department.

Check out the Barrow County Community Resource Guide produced by Barrow County Family Connection.

If you are interested in learning more about how your business will thrive in Winder, please contact our Director of Economic Development by phone at (678) 425-6806 or by email.

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