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Georgia's Innovation Corridor Joint Development Authority

Georgia’s Innovation Corridor Joint Development Authority (fka formerly the Georgia Bioscience Joint Development Authority) is a multi-county group designed to pursue biotechnology development along the Georgia Highway 316 corridor, the four-lane highway connecting Athens to Atlanta. The Authority, comprised of officials from Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Oconee and Gwinnett counties, is the first public body formed to drive and coordinate development in the GA 316 corridor to bring high-tech, high-paying jobs along the University Parkway, in a model based on North Carolina’s Research Triangle.

Members serve four-year terms.

Generally meets quarterly. For detailed information on meetings, visit their website.


Three (3) members shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners and shall be taxpayers residing in Gwinnett County:

  • One shall be the Chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners
  • Two may be any taxpayer residing within Gwinnett County who is not a member of the Board of Commissioners
Responsibilities / Powers

For more information, visit their website.

Active Members
Appointed By Position Name Representing Term Expires
BoC Appointment Roman Dakare 05/19/2027
BoC Appointment Nicole L. Hendrickson Chairwoman, Board of Commissioners 05/19/2024
BoC Appointment Vice Chairperson Nick Masino 05/19/2026