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Thursday October 30, 2014
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When starting a new business, it is important to have a diverse base of information sources. One way to ensure success is through education. The more you know about your field, the better off your business will be. 

The following is a list of potential resources for information.

Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Chamber of Commerce
805 S. Grant St.
PO Box 218
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
(229) 423-9357
Fax: (229) 423-1052

City of Fitzgerald
302 E. Central Ave.
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
(229)426-5060
Fax: (229) 426-5066
http://www.fitzgeraldga.org/  


Ben Hill County
402 A. East Pine St.
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
(229) 426-5100
Fax: (229) 426-5104
http://www.benhillcounty.com/  


Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Development Authority
805 S. Grant St.
PO Box 218
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
(229) 423-9357
Fax: (229) 423-1052


Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Library
123 N. Main St.
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
(229) 426-5080
Fax: (229) 426-5084


GA Tech Economic Development Institute
125 Pine St.
Albany, GA
(229) 430-4327
Fax: (229) 430-4200
http://www.edi.gatech.edu/

Regional Project Manager for Business Retention & Recruitment
Michelle Shaw
(229) 386-3095
http://www.georgia.org/  

Ben Hill Co. Extension Office
406 W. Palm St.
P.O. Box 630
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
(229) 409-5175   
http://www.benhillcounty.com/

GA Department of Labor
124 S. Grant St.
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
(229) 426-5252
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/   

GA Department of Labor
310 South Tift Ave.
Tifton, GA  31794
(229) 386-3322
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/  

Drugs Don’t Work Program:

This program is administered through:
Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Chamber of Commerce
(229) 423-9357

GA Department of Economic Development:
Regional Project Manager for Entrepreneur & Small Business Development
Rhonda Geiger
(229) 386-3097
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Small Business Development Center
David Dunn
230 S. Jackson St. Suite 333
Albany, GA  31701-2885
(229) 430-2965 (Albany)
(229) 386-7056 (Tifton)
Fax: (229) 430-3933
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http://www.sbdc.uga.edu
The Tifton office, located at 2356 Rainwater Road in the Georgia Center of Innovation, is open on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.  

U.S. Post Office Fitzgerald
Main St.
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
(229) 424-9338

Other Resources

BBB of Southwest Georgia (Albany branch)
P.O. Box 808
Albany GA 31702-0808
Phone: (229) 883-0744
Fax: (229) 438-8222
Website: http://www.columbus-ga.bbb.org/
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Secretary of State’s Office(South Georgia’s Office)
238 E. Second St.
Tifton, GA  31794
(229) 391-3732
Fax: (229) 391-3734
http://sos.georgia.gov/default1024.asp  

Statewide Innovation Centers:

Ag Innovation Center, Tifton GA
Life Science Innovation Center, Augusta, GA
Aerospace Innovation Center, Warner Robins, GA
Information Technology Innovation Center, Columbus, GA
Manufacturing Innovation Center, Gainesville, GA
Maritime Logistics Innovation Center, Savannah, GA
Contact:
Georgia Centers of Innovation
Don Betts, Program Manager
404 Peterson Ave. North
Douglas, GA  31533
(912) 389-4324
Fax: (912) 389-4324
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http://www.georgiainnovation.org/    

Internal Revenue Service
401 W. Peachtree ST. NW
235 Roosevelt Ave
Atlanta, GA  30308                                                              
Albany, GA  31701
404-338-7962                                                                                                             
229-430-8401
Hours: Monday – Friday    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
http://www.irs.gov/    

Local IRS Center is located in Albany, Georgia
235 Roosevelt Ave
Albany, GA  31701
(229) 430-8401
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Labor Market Information
Information about occupational, industrial, and economic statistics, as well as wages and future trends in Georgia.
(404) 232-3875

Media and Marketing
Office of Communications (inc. Press Releases)
(404) 232-3685
GDOL Marketing and Community Relations Office
(404) 232-3815

Workplace Safety
Project Safe Georgia
(888) 561-7737
Safety Engineering (elevator, amusement ride and boiler inspections)
(404) 679-0687

Advisory Entity
GDOL Employer Committees (local membership organizations for the 53 Career Centers)
(404) 232-7325