Economic Development Director, City of Sandy Springs
Andrea Worthy currently serves as the Economic Development Director for the City of Sandy Springs, where she is responsible for facilitating the location or expansion of businesses in the City. In this role, Andrea works with various partners at the local, state and regional levels to provide site selection assistance for companies and acts as the City’s business ombudsperson. Prior to joining Sandy Springs, Andrea served five years as the Economic Development Manager for the City of Smyrna. In addition to business retention and recruiting efforts, she was also involved in the City’s redevelopment efforts, working with Tax Allocation Districts and a variety of public-private partnership tools. Before her public sector work, Andrea worked with Mirant, an independent power producer and energy trading firm, where she worked in various positions, including Economic Development, Regulatory Affairs, and Performance Management. Her past experience also includes real estate and site selection work with Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Hall is a member of the International Economic Development Council, the Urban Land Institute and the Georgia Economic Developers Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from Georgia State University and a Masters in City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Andrea believes she has one of the best jobs in the world – she gets to combine her love of policy with assisting companies to make the decision that Sandy Springs is THE BEST place to grow their business.