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About

Mission Statement

The Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority provides assistance to new and existing industries and developers, encouraging growth within the county. The purpose is to attract new industry, retail development, and other positive economic development projects to Cherokee County and to provide support for existing industry.

The Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority is a non- profit organization, governed by an eleven member volunteer authority and a full-time director.

Public Funding:

  • TVA In-Lieu-of-Tax (Cities & County)
  • Gadsden State Community College

About Our Director

Luanne Hayes

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256-927-1805

Experience

  • Campus Director, Economic Development-Gadsden State Cherokee June 2008-Present
  • Director, Economic Development-City of Guntersville 2000-2008
  • Director, Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce 1987-2000

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Agricultural Business & Economics
    Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Alabama Intensive Industrial Development Training
    Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Basic Economic Development Course
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Alabama Community College Leadership Institute Class of 2015
  • Aviation Council of Alabama
  • Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional Airport Authority, Chairman
  • Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority, Director
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Economic Developer’s Association of Alabama
  • Leadership Cherokee, Class of 2009
  • North Alabama Industrial Developer’s Association
  • Youth Leadership Cherokee, Program Director
  • Gadsden State Leadership Development Institute, Graduate 2009-2010
  • Tennessee Valley Rural Leadership Institute Class of 2012
  • Centre Rotary Club, Past President and Paul Harris Fellow
  • First Baptist Church Centre

Contact Us

801 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960 USA

256.927.1805
256.927.1811