Tourism: 706.678.5111 | Chamber: 706.678.2013

Wilkes County has the 19th largest Timber Production industry in the state of Georgia.

SBDC Business Start-Up Plan: An Overview to Starting Your Own Business

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is working with the local SBDC (Small Business Development Center) to compile an economic development package to be the single source for small business resources in Wilkes County.


Washington-Wilkes has many committees and groups dedicated to its economic development and growth. If you are interested in opening a business in this area, here's a list or resources to get you started.


City of Washington

  • Economic Development, David Jenkins
  • Main Street, Joe Willis
  • Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Ed Franklin

Call City Hall to be directed to each person on this list 706-678-3277 or visit the City's website.


Wilkes County

  • Payroll Development Authority (PDA), County Commissioners Office 706-678-2511

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