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Jana Dyke

Jana Dyke

Georgia Certified Economic Development Professional Executive Director Waycross and Ware County Development Authority

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. Since her acceptance to the Ware County region, the community has experienced a capital investment of over 80 million dollars and the creation of 350 new jobs. Jana is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Waycross, recently selected to participate in Leadership Georgia's class of 2020, and received her Georgia Certified Economic Developer certification 2019.

Company Info

Waycross and Ware County Development Authority Waycross and Ware County Development Authority
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Areas of Expertise Commercial Development, Downtown Revitalization, Industrial Development, Industrial Park Development, Marketing, Organization Management , Retention/ Expansion & Warehousing/ Distribution Education:
Columbia Southern University 2019 B.S. Business Administration/Management
University of Georgia 2019 Georgia Certified Economic Developer
2004 US Chamber Award for Excellence
2005 US Chamber Award for Excellence
Volunteer Work:
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