Development Authority of 
Peach County Georgia | 425 James E. Khoury Drive | Unit B | Fort Valley, Georgia 31030 | (478) 825-3826 |
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Workforce Development Center



Recently, Peach County took a giant step forward in workforce development. Our new Workforce Development Center opened its doors in the heart of the South Peach Industrial Park. This new facility will be the hub for a variety of programs, including CDL drivers training courses offered by Central Georgia Technical College. This location also houses the offices of the Industrial and Economic Development departments for Peach County.  We welcome your visit here soon!


Our Workforce Development Center and partnerships with the Georgia Technical College System and the state offer companies a strong, competitive edge in locating and hiring quality workers. Quick Start has been ranked as the #1 workforce development program in the USA for 14 consecutive years – that’s one reason why Georgia is rated #1 in the nation for workforce training (CNBC). From advanced manufacturing to biotech and healthcare to food and agriculture to automotive and more, you’ll find a deep, diverse knowledge base here.


To keep your company competitive for years to come, Peach County is a certified Work Ready community. We understand the importance of hiring people who can boost your bottom line with smart, skilled, cost-effective work. It’s easy to access Work Ready through the state's network of technical colleges. You can implement Work Ready in two different ways: through job profiling and Work Ready Certificates. Work Ready job profiles identify the tasks and skills necessary to be successful in a job. Work Ready Certificates measure core skills to ensure the right person is placed in the right job every time. A simple investment of time (there is no cost to qualifying companies for Work Ready participation) can reap productivity rewards for years to come.



  • Enhanced hiring procedures
  • Less turnover
  • Lower training costs
  • Higher productivity
  • Improved employee morale



FireStarter Fab Lab

Neighboring Houston County and the FireStarter Entrepreneurship Council, Inc, partnered to develop the FireStarter Fab Lab in a 7,000 sq. ft. facility.  The purpose and vision behind this effort was to expand and offer advanced STEM students and professionals – and the general public – an opportunity to have access to a vast variety of industrial systems, machines, tools and equipment.  Additionally, the goal was to encourage a positive work environment that would ultimately foster and grow interest in STEM related subjects and career opportunities. 

From conception to completion, the Lab was designed to accommodate machinery capable of creating custom digital fabrication and contains all of the necessary tools to quickly conceptualize, digitize, fabricate and assemble a plethora of physical projects.  The facility houses the following machines and tools:

  • Computer lab space with CAD/CAM software
  • Conference area classroom with all appropriate presentation equipment
  • Multi-function space that includes CNC machinery, meeting spaces and project assembly spaces
  • Machine room that houses CNC machinery, power tools and hand tools
  • Fully functioning woodworking space

Additional capabilities include:

  • Photopolymer 3D printing
  • Fused deposition 3D printing
  • Laser cutting and engraving
  • Large and small scale 3 axis machining
  • Vinyl and film cutting
  • 3D scanning
  • Circuit fabrication, assembly and testing


Jay Flesher works on a project at the new FireStarter Fab Lab.

Jay Flesher works on a project at the new FireStarter Fab Lab

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Call: (478) 825-3826 or peachcountydevelopment@ymail.com425 James E. Khoury DriveUnit BFort Valley, Georgia 31030