Director's Guide
Shelley Zorn

Shelley Zorn

Director, Payroll Development Authority

Thomasville is a special place to do business. In many ways, the town operates in much the same way folks did more than a century ago when the town was founded... on trust, handshake deals and down to earth values. But the small town aspect can easily fool you because Thomasville is really a place that has an international impact.

Here, you'll find headquarters for a host of regional, national and multi-national companies. They find common ground in an area that provides top-notch economic incentives with an unbeatable lifestyle.

Whether you are a corporate executive or a production line employee, Thomasville is simply a wonderful place to live and work.

Call us and we would love to discuss whether our town is the right fit for you.

Strong Industry Base

Thomas County has 120 existing industries from Flowers Baking Company, Flowers Headquarters, Cleaver Brooks, Hurst Boiler, Blue Bell Creameries and many more.

Thriving Downtown & Retail

Thomasville's downtown has over 70 unique retail shops and restaurants, an award winning Main Street program, brick paved streets in a historic setting and monthly events that highlight its destination status.

Distinctive Arts & Culture

Thomas County has an exciting arts community with the Thomasville Center for the Arts, Thomasville Entertainment Foundation and the Thomasville Music and Drama Troup.

History & Hunting

Thomas County is home to world-class Bobwhite quail hunting. Thomasville's many historic buildings hail from the Victorian resort era, and traditions continue in a thriving hunt culture at the heart of the Red Hills Region.


Archbold Medical Center is a regional not-for-profit healthcare delivery system that includes four hospitals, three nursing homes, two home health care agencies and a network of high quality health care clinics, employing over 2500 people in the region.


Thomas County public school system offers a comprehensive educational system, with six schools including a charter school, they serve 5300 students. Thomasville City Schools provide innovative and strategically planned instruction to more than 3,000 students in four facilities. Brookwood School is an independent, co educational, college preparatory school, serving kindergarten to 12th grade. Thomas University is a 4 year co-educational university that serves the post secondary needs of South Georgia and North Florida. Southwest Georgia Technical College is a public 2 year technical college and provides business and industry with highly skilled graduates that are ready for work.