Resources & capacity
The Southland Development Authority is a non-profit business organization designed to grow the economy of the South Suburbs. Launched in 2019 by business, civic and political leaders across the Southland, the Authority brings the resources and capacity necessary to achieve transformative and inclusive economic growth for the region. It focuses on investment in industry, workforce, housing, and communities.
Mutually reinforcing strategies
The Authority connects people to opportunity
We help business owners, working people, residents and investors prosper by connecting them to opportunity.
The role of a
The Southland Development Authority continually analyzes the assets, markets and development opportunities of the region; convenes, conceives and executes with partners large scale, strategic investments; and provides a nimble, professional, single point of entry for businesses, residents, developers and investors to efficiently and effectively get the resources they need. By coordinating mutually reinforcing investments in the industries, workforce, real estate and communities of the Southland, the Authority implements transformational economic development, driving business and community growth and prosperity.