Economic Development

Economic Development 

The Cities of Young Harris, Hiawassee, and Towns County jointly have an Economic Development Director. Denise McKay has over 20 years in community and economic development.


The Economic Development is a bridge to the future of Young Harris, Hiawassee and the County. Denise has help develop and promote some of the following:

Young Harris

  • Blue Print for Community and Economic Deveopment
  • Young Harris Parks, Recreation and Trails Plan
  • Youth Leadership - with Faning Institute (started in Young Harris, now Young Harris is hosting for the County)
  • Placemaking in Young Harris

Young Harris, Hiawassee, Towns County

  • Joint Development Authority (Young Harris, Hiawassee and Towns County)
  • GICH Designation - Georgia Initiative for Community Housing
  • Economic Development Strategy