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Candee Harris

Candee Harris

Economic Development Coordinator Wayne County Industrial Development Authority

Professional Bio

For five years, Candee has worked for Wayne County Industrial Development Authority, assisting the executive director with projects and working with current industry leaders as well as prospects. She has coordinated projects to bring awareness to Wayne County including a photo contest to attract the film industry to Wayne County, creating a quarterly e-newsletter for economic development state project managers to keep them informed about available sites and buildings in Wayne County as well as economic development news, and preparing marketing materials for prospects. Her 37-year career has included positions in administration and customer service in both the corporate and non-profit arenas.

Candee has completed The Georgia Academy of Economic Development's Regional Economic Development Course and Georgia Tech's Basic Economic Development Course; and she is currently in the process of completing the Georgia Certified Economic Developer program through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at UGA. Candee is also an alumni of Leadership Wayne.

Outside of her position with the IDA, Candee currently serves on Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's executive committee of the board of directors as Vice Chair of Member Service after serving as Vice Chair of Business Development for the previous two years. Prior to being appointed to the board of directors, she served as a Chamber Ambassador for three years. Candee also serves on the board of the non-profit organization, Wayne County Farmers Market, as treasurer.

In her spare time, Candee enjoys spending time with her family, reading, painting and writing human interest stories for Wayne Magazine, a publication that showcases local people and events in her community.

Parent Organization

Wayne County Industrial Development Authority Wayne County Industrial Development Authority
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Valdosta State University 1983 A.A.S. in Business Technology
Volunteer Work:
Wayne County Farmers Market - board of directors
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Safe Harbor Children's Advocacy Group Volunteer
Committees & Shared Interest Groups
Business Recruitment Committee, Rural Development SIG, Education/Workforce Development SIG
Areas of Expertise
Chamber & Development Authority, Development Authority