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Jana Dyke

Jana Dyke

Georgia Certified Economic Development Professional President & CEO Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission

Professional Bio

Jana’s passion for economic development began during her childhood years in Leesburg, Georgia, which cultivated into tenure of serving in her hometown’s Chamber of Commerce and local Development Authority at the age of just 19. The excitement and passion of Jana’s talents and economic intuition led the local organization into a season of economic proliferation which created an atmosphere of excitement in her local community just northwest of Albany, Georgia. Jana attended the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Development hosted at the University of Notre Dame. Jana worked at the Walton County Chamber of Commerce, and Destin, Florida, Chamber of Commerce where she was the recipient of the ACCE 2005 and 2006 Award of Excellence respectively. Jana Dyke was selected as the Executive Director for the Waycross and Ware County Development Authority in January 2017. During her tenure at the WWDA Jana managed the oversight of $85,000,000 in capital investment and the creation of over 450 jobs during her tenure. Jana is a member of Leadership Georgia's class of 2020 and has recently been selected to serve as the President and CEO for the Albany Dougherty Economic Development Council

Parent Company (if applicable)

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission 125 Pine Avenue, Suite 200
Albany, GA 31701
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Education:
Columbia Southern University 2019 B.S. Business Administration/Management
University of Georgia 2019 Georgia Certified Economic Developer
Awards:
2004 US Chamber Award for Excellence
2005 US Chamber Award for Excellence
2020 Owen Harris Business and Industry Award
Volunteer Work:
YMCA
Pregnancy Crisis Center
STEM Volunteer
Rotary Speech Judge
FFA Speech Judge
Boys and Girls Club of Waycross Steering Committee
Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce
Waycross-Ware County Exchange Club
SEDC Involvement
State Association Committee, Young Professionals Committee, Annual Conference Committee
Areas of Expertise
Commercial Development, Downtown Revitalization, Industrial Development, Industrial Park Development, Marketing, Organization Management, Retention/ Expansion, Warehousing/ Distribution