Business and Industry

Okefenokee Development Authority Charlton County Folkston Georgia

Charlton County provides proximity minus the premium. The Okefenokee Development Authority of Charlton County’s mission is to nurture and recruit industries to improve the quality of life by economic growth for the citizens of Charlton County. This is a strategic location for industries looking to establish or expand their business due to our business friendly environment, available land, natural resources, excellent infrastructure, a strong workforce, state and local incentives, and two Class I railroads (CSX and Norfolk Southern).


With our high-quality technical resources, we are able to provide you with a wide variety of customized training programs based specifically on the needs of your business. Click below for the Charlton County Business and Labor Force Report.

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Industrial Park

The Okefenokee Industrial Park, located strategically off Highways 1 and 301, offer Class I rail service, and easy access to major four-lane highways. This location is less than an hour from the international ports and airports of Brunswick, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. Plus, it is less than a 30 minute drive to I-95 and I-295. The industrial park has access to water, sewer, natural gas, and a selection of electric providers.

Airport Authority

The Charlton-Folkston-Homeland Airport Authority (formerly known as the Folkston-Charlton County Airport Authority) was established in 1970. It consists of seven qualified electors of the county appointed by local government to serve a four-year term.

This board has the authority to acquire, construct, equip, maintain, operate, own, and improve airports and landing fields for the use of aircraft which shall include related buildings, equipment, and the usual and convenient facilities appertaining to such undertaking, and to acquire the necessary property therefore, both real and personal, and to lease and sell any and all such facilities including real property.

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All plumbing, electrical, or building inspections are conducted by the county building inspector. All building, electrical, mechanical, and construction work must be in accordance with federal, state, and local building codes. The building inspector can be reached by calling the County Permitting Office at 912-496-3826.


Any business located within the county must have a business license. Businesses located within the city limits should obtain business license applications at City Hall. Businesses outside of the city should obtain business license applications from the County Commissioners Office. Applications are mailed annually to current business license holders.