Economic Development Authority of Jones County
153 Base Drive, Suite 3 Laurel, MS 39440
P. O. Box 527, Laurel, MS 39441
(601) 649.3031 | FAX (601) 428.2047
Email: email@example.com | www.edajones.com
Ask any of our current members and they will tell you, being a member of the EDA/Chamber is more than just belonging to the organization – it’s about making a positive investment in the community and future of Jones County!
In addition to timely information about what is happening with the EDA, Chamber of Commerce and our community, membership also entitles you to…
… Voting rights to elect Support Group members to the EDA Board of Directors at the Annual Support Group and All Civic Awards Program.
… Leadership development training through participation in Leadership Jones County, Future Leaders of Jones County or C.L.A.S.S. (Continuing Leadership As Supportive Seniors).
… Free demographics and statistics for business projections and planning along with business counseling and government procurement referrals.
… Planning and implementation assistance with ribbon-cuttings or ground breaking ceremonies for new, expanded or relocated businesses.
… Invitation to the EDA’s Annual Banquet and “Business After Hours” boosting new business contacts, networking and exposure experience.
… Alphabetical listing in the Membership Directory, an important guide to new residents and business people in our community seeking information about area businesses.
… Networking Opportunities: Members and their guests receive opportunities to interact with colleagues at Business After Hours, annual meetings, committee involvement and other functions.
… Membership Plaque: The EDA/Chamber membership plaque is a sign of good business. It is a visible aspect of your commitment to our community’s future.
… Publicity: The EDA/Chamber assists and coordinates publicity events for member businesses holding grand openings, ground breaking activities, etc.
… Timely Information & Publications: Current community demographics; cost of living index; state, city and county maps; industrial directories, civic club lists; shopping & dining opportunities; and tourist and newcomer information is periodically maintained.
… Opportunity to be included in the online membership directory on EDA’s web page and to be added to our e-newsletter distribution group.
… Recognition as a new member on the Jones County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and Twitter feed.