The Winder-Barrow Joint Development Authority, along with the Winder-Barrow Industrial Building Authority, was created to foster economic development and growth in Barrow County and its Municipalities. These authorities can facilitate financing with certain tax advantages for eligible projects.
The Mayor is, by virtue of his office, a member of both authorities. The City's appointee to the Industrial Building Authority is David Smith and Tommy Sanders. Members of the Joint Development Authority serve terms of office of 4 years.
Authority transactions are typically coordinated through the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber can be reached by phone at (770) 867-9444.