Eatonton, GA, May 1, 2018 – Eatonton celebrates National Economic Development Week from May 7-12. National Economic Development Week was created and is coordinated by The International Economic Development Council. It is being held during the week of the organization’s 92nd anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers.

Eatonton joins cities nationwide to increase awareness of jobs and career development programs that enhance local economic impact.

“We are excited that Eatonton will participate in the 2018 National Economic Development Week.” said Terry Schwindler, Economic Development Director of the Putnam Development Authority. “Our primary event will be Lunch & Learn that will focus on Workforce Resources for Local Business and will include a tour of the award-winning Putnam County High School College & Career Academy. Putnam County businesses will discover free resources available to them. Topics of discussion will include Work Based Learning programs, internships, dual enrollment, specialized business training, recruitment assistance, available funding, tax credits, and much more!” For more information about this event go to: 

About the Putnam Development Authority:
The purpose of the Putnam Development Authority is to develop, promote, and expand for the public good and general welfare, industry and trade within Putnam County. For more information, visit

About National Economic Development Week:
Economic Development Week is an event created by the International Economic Development Council to celebrate economic development and the achievements of economic developers. The third annual event will be May 7-12, 2018. Official 2018 hashtags are: #EDW2018 #EconDevWeek #QualityofLife

About the International Economic Development Council:
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development


Terry Schwindler
(706) 816-8099