About Us

Brad Lofton

President

Brad began his tenure in Dublin as the President of the Dublin-Laurens Co Development Authority in August 2014.  He has eighteen years of experience in community and economic development, and his background and experience includes success stories in energy, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, food, logistics, back office, technology and defense.

Prior to Dublin and Laurens County, Brad served as the President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation.  Announced projects included the relocation of one of America’s premier gun manufacturing companies, a 700-job publicly traded call center, the relocation of BauschLinnemann’s U.S. headquarters, the North American location of a large Canadian stainless steel manufacturer, and multiple industry expansions.    He also served as the Executive Director of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority. During his tenure in Valdosta, Georgia, and despite a national recession, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority created over 3,000 new jobs with capital investment exceeding $500 million. During that time, Site Selection Magazine listed Valdosta as the number 3 location in the United States for new job creation based on communities with populations of 200,000 or less

Brad is a native of Moultrie, Georgia. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Mercer University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Georgia Southwestern State University. He has served on the board of directors for the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA). In 2004, he was named one of the top 40 most influential Georgians under the age of 40 by Georgia Trend Magazine.  He is the proud father of three children-Emma, Eli, and Carter.