The Polk County Economic Development Authority is an organization of local citizens, elected officials, and community business leaders who are gathered for the purpose of promoting the overall business interests and future development of the local business environment.

The Economic Development Authority functions to research business issues that exist in the local community and seeks to affect positive changes that make Polk County and the Ocoee Region a more suitable environment to conduct business.  In addition, we work with private sector developers, as well as regional and state economic development teams, to keep our economy growing.

As a Three-Star Community, Polk County is making strides to preserve existing employment, create new job opportunities, and build a strong base for future economic development.

Polk County is home to two industrial parks with a combined total of 94 acres and all utilities available. The Copper Basin Industrial Park is located on HWY 64 in Ducktown and the Benton Industrial Park is located off HWY 411 in Benton. 

For more information on the Polk County Economic Development Authority please contact

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce
423.338.5040

Polk County Government- County Executive
Hoyt Firestone
coexecpolk@yahoo.com
423.338.4527

Polk County Joint Economic & Community Development Board
423.338.4527

Southeast Industrial Development Association (SEIDA)
P.O. Box 4757
1000 Riverfront Parkway
Chattanooga, TN  37405-0757
Phone:  423.424.4243
Fax:       423.648.9266
http://www.seida.info