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Newsmaker in business: John Scott named to head economic development for Jackson Chamber
John Scott

The Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce has selected John Scott as its new vice president and director of economic development.

Scott comes to Jackson County from the Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority, where he has been employed since 2012. 

“We are excited to welcome John Scott to the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce and the Scott family to Jackson County,” Chamber Chairman Larry Ebert said. “John’s skill set, experience and enthusiasm are a great fit for the new project activity experienced here in recent years and the need for increased focus on retention and expansion of our existing industry. His attention to workforce development will also be critical moving forward.” 

Scott has worked in the field of Economic Development since 2009, when he was a graduate assistant at the Trent Lott National Center of Excellence for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. He has a Master of Science in Economic Development and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He worked at the Mississippi Development Authority’s Film Office and then for the Choctaw County, Miss., Economic Development Foundation.

In 2017, his Brunswick team won the Excellence in Economic Development Award from the Site Selectors Guild.

He and his wife Shelley and their family will move to Jackson County when he starts at the Chamber this week. 

The chamber serves as the official economic development arm of Jackson County and its nine municipalities. For more, visit

From news release