Industrial Development Board

The Jacksonville Industrial Development Board (IDB) offers one-stop service for the resources and guidance you need today in order to relocate or expand tomorrow. We will provide you with the latest materials which directly address your individual business needs including: site opportunities, existing building spaces, state training programs, financial and tax incentive information and infrastructure availability. Jacksonville has the land, workforce, and incentive programs you need to do business in our community.

Working with Calhoun County’s economic development group, we partner your company with a competent team of experts who are committed to finding the best solutions for all aspects of your business. This team is comprised of dedicated, results-oriented specialists, each with a passion for generating economic success.

Your project will be managed by local economic development professionals who are committed to economic growth within Jacksonville. We utilize the following strategic areas:

  • Site analysis
  • Workforce development
  • Incentive programs
  • Startup business assistance

Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 4:15 p.m. in the Meeting room at City Hall, 320 Church Ave. SE, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265.

Board Members

Chairman: Jamie "Red" Etheredge  (term to expire September 2027)

Vice Chairman: Don Killingsworth (term to expire September 2023)

Treasurer: Chris Latta (term to expire September 2025)

Paul Hathaway (term to expire September 2023)

George Salmon (term to expire September 2026)


Koven L. Brown (term to expire September 2027)