The Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA) actively recruits industrial, commercial and retail opportunities for Chambers County. We strive every day to improve the quality of life through retaining and adding new, quality jobs, providing leadership, and encouraging economic and community development in all of Chambers County.
The organization was incorporated as the Industrial Development Board of Chambers County in 1979 to recruit and retain Industrial clients for Chambers County, Alabama. In 1995, the Board of Directors re-incorporated the organization to form the Industrial Development Authority of Chambers County. Due to enabling legislation passed by the Alabama Legislature in 2001, the organization became a council and was formally known as the Industrial Development Authority of Chambers County, by which name it had been previously operating. With the new charge of retail recruiting added to the mission of the IDA, the name officially changed to The Chambers County Development Authority in 2009.
A Board of Directors made up of 14 members governs the CCDA. Each Chambers County Commissioner appoints a member, along with a member appointed by the cities of LaFayette, Lanett and Valley and the towns of Cusseta, Five Points and Waverly. The legislative delegation also appoints two members at large.
Chambers County is strategically located between Montgomery and Atlanta, offering excellent access to those markets as well as Auburn, Al. and Columbus, Ga. and is within a 60-minute drive time of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. With Kia Motors being located less than two miles away, the county has attracted many new automotive suppliers. Other prominent industries include forest products, warehousing & logistics, plastics, health care, telecommunications and building materials.
Chambers County was recently named a “Top Deals and Hot Markets” by Southern Business and Development. Companies locating in Chambers County draw employees from a large area and have an abundant selection of available sites and buildings from which to choose. A trained and dedicated workforce is another advantage, with 11 institutions of higher learning, including Auburn University, Southern Union State Community College, Point University and Columbus State University within a 25-mile radius. Chambers County also has one of the top career technical centers in the State of Alabama. The SUSCC Valley Campus has recently announced its Industrial Machine System Technician Registered DOL Apprenticeship Program.