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Scott Purvis

Regional Economic Development Manager

"South Georgia is my home, and I'm glad to be a part of helping it succeed."

- Scott Purvis


Scott serves as Georgia Power’s Regional Economic Development Manager in the South Region. He helps grow local communities through leadership development, strategic planning, existing industry retention and expansions, and with new companies considering an expansion or relocation to the area. He also supports communities in the region through leadership development and strategic planning, helping them prepare for economic development. Scott joined the Georgia Power team in 2011, having formerly served as a development specialist for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). In that role he worked with local governments, development authorities, chambers of commerce and other economic development organizations. Scott was also involved with the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, Adult Community Leadership Programs, and Downtown Development assistance. Prior to his work with DCA, Scott worked as a management consultant with the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center, a circuit rider/city and county administrator for the city of Colquitt and Miller County, and city manager for Hahira.

Scott is a member of the Georgia Economic Developer Association. He holds an Associate degree in Science from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, a Bachelor of Political Science with a minor in History from the University of Georgia, and a Masters of Public Administration from Valdosta State University.

A native of Tift County, Georgia, Scott currently lives in Hahira with his wife, Nancy, a customer service representative with Georgia Power, and their daughter. His hobbies include hunting, gardening, and enjoying University of Georgia football.