Camden County has much to offer potential new businesses and residents. Home to Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, Camden County holds a strategic location between the ports of Jacksonville, FL, and Brunswick/Savannah, GA, just a few minute’s drive to Jacksonville International Airport, with convenient interstate highway access and rail service available.
The county serves as the Gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore, and the rivers and inlets throughout the county provide plenty of boating, fishing and recreational opportunities. Arts and cultural opportunities include a performing arts center, museums, art galleries, historic districts and the Starry Nights concert series, as well as annual community events such as the Kingsland Catfish Festival, St. Marys’ Rock Shrimp Festival and the Woodbine Crawfish Festival.
Camden County boasts a quality, accredited public education system that consists of nine elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school (two time AAAAA football state champions). Higher education is available through the College of Coastal Georgia and extension campuses of Valdosta State and Brenau universities, as well as Waycross College and Okefenokee Technical College.
Residents’ medical needs are served by a network of healthcare facilities, including
a newly expanded regional hospital.
As you consider Camden County as a location for your business, you’ll want to know more about our area’s demographics, incentives and taxes, workforce and employers, educational opportunities, transportation options, and available sites and buildings. After exploring this site, please contact us for more details and assistance with establishing or growing your business here.
Camden County Demographics
Camden County has experienced continuing population growth in the decades since the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base began operation in 1978. The population in 2000 was 43,664; current estimated population is 49,078. Median household income is $53,424 per year; average weekly wage is $827.
Camden County’s cost of living is 89.86, which is more than 10 points less than the U.S. average of 100. The median home value in Camden County is $92,500.
Camden County Taxes and Incentives
Camden County offers state and local incentives, a pro-growth government, and land available for development. There is also available water, sewer and electric capacity to support large developments.
Tax Credits: Job Tax Credit Tier: 3.00 Job Tax Credit: $1,750 per job Investment Tax Credit: 1%
Military Zone Tax Credit: $3,500 per job
Property Tax: Millage Rate: 27.00 Effective Tax Rate: $10.80 per $1,000 FMV
Sales Tax: Total: 6% Local: 2% State: 4%
Freeport (Inventory Exemption): Category 1: 100% Category 2: 100% Category 3: 100%