211 N Walton St, Darien, GA 31305 912.437.6659

About Us

Strategically located with close proximity to major markets and offering a supportive, thriving business environment, McIntosh County, GA is an ideal destination for lucrative business opportunities.

Please contact us with your questions about
doing business in McIntosh County.


211 Walton St.
PO Box 896
Darien, GA 31305

Our Mission

Our mission at the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) is to drive economic growth, empower the business community, and enrich the quality of life in Coastal Georgia. We are dedicated to preserving and safeguarding our cultural and natural resources while fostering a thriving and sustainable community.

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Our History

The McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) came into existence in April 1968. The General Assembly of the State of Georgia by resolution amended the state Constitution to create a body corporate and politic to be known as the “McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority.” The MCIDA Board of Directors comprises seven members who are appointed by the McIntosh County Board of Commissioners and City of Darien Council Members. These appointments are made to ensure effective representation and collaboration between the MCIDA and the local governing bodies.


Thomas H. Draffin
Colette Fried
Earle J. Duncan III
  • Board Attorney


  • Chris Harper
    Executive Vice President
    Southeastern Bank
  • Board Chairman
  • Jean Tinnin
    Retired Physical Therapist &
    Local Business Owner
  • Vice Chairman
  • Cliff Sowell
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Sam Oliver
    Attorney at Law
  • Board Member
  • Bill Hodges
    Professional Engineer
  • Board Member
  • Nancy Cobb
    Finance and Economic Development, Grant Management and Public Transportation
  • Board Member
  • Byron Vaught
    Vice President of Vaught Consulting & Construction
  • Board Member


McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) conducts public meetings the third Thursday of each month – 8:30 a.m. workshop, 9:30 a.m. regular Board meeting – in the board room of the Industrial Development Authority Office, 211 Walton St, Darien, Georgia.

 Click here to access the Agenda for the next Regular Board Meeting.

Click here to access the 2024 MCIDA Regular Board Meeting Schedule.


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211 N Walton St, Darien, GA 31305

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