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Entrepreneur Friendly Community


Screven County has been designated an Entrepreneur Friendly Community by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. This designation is an indication that Screven County has developed community-based programs that sponsor an entrepreneurial environment and build entrepreneurship and small businesses in to the community’s overall economic development strategy.


Georgia Work Ready


Screven County is also a Work Ready certified community. A qualified and prepared workforce is paramount to local economic development. Georgia’s Work Ready program was established as a tool to aid local communities in validating that their workforce is ready to fill the hiring needs of both existing and new industries. The Screven County Chamber of Commerce works closely with Ogeechee Technical College’s Workforce Development Center, as well as with other local agencies, to ensure our workforce has the skills to succeed in today’s highly competitive work environment.


Leadership Screven


The Screven County Chamber of Commerce is also proud of our strong and active Leadership Screven program. The purpose of the five-month Leadership Screven Program is to identify, train, and inspire a network of emerging young leaders affiliated with the Screven County Chamber of Commerce and our local community. This program has proven be a great asset in building networks of young leaders who more fully understand how the elements of our county’s economic and governmental organizations fit into the wider state and regional economies and growth plans. Among the Leadership Screven alumni are leaders in business, industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, and other sectors.


Drugs Don’t Work


Georgia state legislation provides a 7.5% credit on Worker’s Compensation premiums to those employers who have certified drug-free workplace status. This program saves businesses money by reducing worker’s compensation rates as well as lowering the medical costs, absenteeism, accidents, lost productivity and employee turnover that stem from drug use by employees. Our Chamber assists local businesses in creating drug-free workplace programs and finding appropriate testing facilities to maintain those programs.

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