“We are delighted that J.R. Charles will be joining our team. He is a respected economic development professional in Georgia and he brings a strong resume and proven track record of experience in other Georgia communities,” says Carroll Tomorrow CEO and President, Daniel Jackson. J.R. has Chamber of Commerce experience and worked for South Georgia College early in his career.
With strong experience in economic development, strategic planning, site development, workforce development, and marketing, J.R. is known and respected by state partners and has a reputation for working well with local leadership and stakeholders.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, he has served in state-wide economic development leadership roles and is currently the Chair of the Marketing/Communications Committee for the Georgia Economic Developers Association.
J.R. has experience working with local and regional development authorities, city and county governments, and regional partnerships. He has also served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Georgia’s Innovation Gateway Incubator.
“We are confident that J.R. will be a good fit for our team and we expect him to hit the ground running”, says Daniel Jackson, President and CEO of Carroll Tomorrow.
Carroll Tomorrow, a public-private partnership, was created in 2001 by co-founders Loy Howard and Roy Richards Jr. Working with Market Street Services and First Community Development, Carroll County leadership has engaged in an in-depth process of creating a long-term, comprehensive plan of economic development for Carroll County. Focusing on economic development, community development, workforce development, and leadership development, Carroll Tomorrow has enjoyed a successful and effective tenure over the last 17 years.
Carroll Tomorrow is currently in year three of a five-year economic development plan named Advantage Carroll 2020.