Local Incentives

Springfield offers great opportunities for potential investors

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Springfield serves as the county seat of Effingham County and a vital part of its heritage and economy. Its distinction as a City of Ethics, and State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification of its police department readily illustrate Springfield’s commitment to excellence toward both its citizens, and its businesses. Springfield’s Main Street winds its way through thriving storefronts and historic homes with wide, welcoming porches perfect for family gatherings peeking from behind stately, century-old oak trees. The original Courthouse and other historical structures stand as reminders of our town’s beginnings. Established in 2016, the Springfield A.D. is committed to the development, preservation, and beautification of our downtown area. Our purpose is to invigorate the downtown area economically and socially while maintaining its historic charm & increasing financial viability and success of new and existing businesses.

We offer matching grants to reimburse expenses for renovations or imrpovements to outward facing building fronts. 

Visual renderings, ordinance guideance, and downtown design guidance are offered by our dedicated staff. 

A special grant program is available for new businesess, or businesses that create new jobs in the D.D.A zone. 

View the Downtown Development Authority’s zone. For details on which lots and parcels are included in the D.D.A. zone, contact us. 

Multiple federal and state programs offer tax credits and/or tax breaks for projects meeting certain criteria 

The D.D.A. can help you access low interest loan funds with generous repayment terms, and well below market interest rates


Springfield Downtown Development Authority
130 S. Laurel Street
Springfield, GA 31329
(912) 754-7617