The Jackson County Economic Development Committee (Jackson EDC) is standing ready to help you find your place here in Jackson County, Florida. Jackson EDC is the lead economic development organization in the County. The organization is focused to help with site selection, incentives, workforce recruitment, training, and whatever else you need to be successful here.
President & CEO
Tiffany Wilson Garling serves as the President & CEO of the Jackson County Economic Development Committee. In 2018, Tiffany was asked to be an inaugural board member of the newly formed organization and has had an active role since its inception. In addition to her service to Jackson EDC she is the Executive Director of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Garling became involved in the local business community in 2010 as a small business owner.
Ms. Garling oversees all day-to-day operations of the organization in cooperation with the Executive Committee. Her main focus is the future of Economic Development in Jackson County. She leads the strategic planning efforts of the organization as well as local collaboration with Jackson County BOCC, municipalities, and partner organizations such as the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Marianna, Jackson County Tourist Development Council, CareerSource Chipola, Chipola College, the Jackson County School Board and many others. Tiffany is also the liaison for our regional partnerships with Opportunity Florida and Florida’s Great Northwest and state partner Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Vice President of Business Development
Zach Gilmore serves as the Vice President of Business Development for the Jackson County Economic Development Committee where he oversees activities supporting business retention, expansion and attraction by interfacing with local and state partners. Zach’s main focus is to successfully assist existing businesses by maintaining their competitive position while assisting targeted businesses looking to locate in Jackson County. This includes promoting state/local incentive programs and providing technical assistance to Jackson EDC prospects.
Prior to joining Jackson EDC, Mr. Gilmore had a successful career in the retail automotive industry and finance industry where he held such positions as E-Commerce Director, Marketing Director & Branch Operations. He is a 2011 Graduate of Chipola College. In 2012, Zach began a dual major at Florida State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Real Estate with a minor in Hospitality in 2015.