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Macon-Bibb County serves as the consolidated government that provides the essential infrastructure, services, and programs, creating a vibrant economic and cultural climate, enabling individuals, families, and businesses to prosper. Macon-Bibb County Consolidated Government consists of 9 commissioners and Lester Miller as Mayor.

The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA) is the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industries and improving the quality of life in the Macon-Bibb County area. The Authority is an Accredited Economic Development Organization by the International Economic Development Council. The Authority has generated over $1.3 billion in private investments and over 2,500 jobs since 2017.

For 25 years, NewTown has been providing Macon with leadership, planning, and support toward this goal. The community has responded by investing over $842 million to improve downtown, living up to the mission to attract, leverage and invest in self-sustaining transformation in Downtown Macon. Revitalizing our downtown improves the quality of life for all of Macon’s citizens. NewTown Macon reinvigorates downtown by focusing on increasing residents, growing jobs and creating a sense of place.

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the positive growth and development of Macon-Bibb. It encourages the growth of existing industries and businesses, while giving all proper assistance to any new firms or individuals looking to locate to Macon. The Chamber strives to support all activities believed to be beneficial to the community, and in general seeks to enhance the standard of living for Macon area citizens, looking to accomplish the greatest good for the greatest number.

Macon-Bibb County’s public school district, led By Dr. Curtis Jones, Jr., 2019 National Superintendent of the Year, has 34 schools with almost 22,000 students. The Bibb County School District promotes the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program to uphold the vision of the District that each student will demonstrate strength of character and will be college or career ready by the time they graduate.

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly to provide public water and sewer services for the citizens of the City of Macon and Bibb County, as well as additional retail and wholesale customers. The MWA Water Distribution System has approximately 1,425 miles of water mains and service lines serving 155,000 customers. The Authority also operates a sewage collection system and Macon Soils that handles the recycling of biosolids from wastewater treatment at the Authority’s water reclamation facilities, distributing these by-products to area farmers for agricultural purposes.

Visit Macon promotes Macon, Georgia to travel writers, meeting planners, group tour operators and leisure travelers in an effort to bring people and revenues into the community and area businesses. The mission of Visit Macon is to unify and lead our community in marketing the Macon-Bibb County area as a superior visitor and meeting destination.