Jackson County Economic Development Authority
817 South Broad Street
Scottsboro, Alabama 35768  USA

(256) 574-1331
(800) 887-1331
(256) 259-0873
Jackson County EDA

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

8:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:30pm Central Time

Current date and time


Shelia Shepard, President/CEO

  • Athens State College - B.S. with honors, Accounting/Business

  • University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute

  • Auburn University's Intensive Economic Development Course

  • Economic Development Association of Alabama

  • Work experience at Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

  • Leadership Jackson County graduate

  • TVA Rural Leadership Institute graduate

  • Active in many local and civic affairs

Nathan Lee, Project Manager

  • Liberty University - Masters Degree, Counseling

  • Covenant College - B.S., Organizational Management

  • Auburn University’s Intensive Economic Development Course

  • Work Experience in numerous fields and a Veteran

  • Active in many local and civic affairs

Cell: (256) 605-3215

Board of Directors

The Board serves as members of the Economic Development Authority and Jackson County Industrial Development Board of Directors.  All are appointed to four-year terms by the county commission and our local state legislators.

Dr. David Campbell, Chairman

Tommy Harding, Vice Chairman
E-mail: tommyharding@scottsboro.org

Rudder Williams,
E-mail:  rwilli2066@aol.com

Bruce Purdy,

Jim Green, Director
E-mail: jimgreen@scottsboro.org

Phillip Thompson, Director

AJ Buckner, Director

Directions to Jackson County EDA

From U.S. Hwy. 72 in Scottsboro (John T. Reid Parkway), take the Broad Street exit and go north for 1.5 miles.
Jackson County EDA is on the right between Hardee's and Domino's Pizza.