James Upchurch named Forward McDuffie President



Forward McDuffie has announced the appointment of James Upchurch as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Upchurch brings a wealth of local government knowledge and community development experience to this role, positioning Forward McDuffie for responsible growth and success in economic development initiatives.

Forward McDuffie serves as the economic development umbrella organization for McDuffie County, encompassing the Industrial Development Authority, Downtown Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce, and Convention & Visitors Bureau. At the core of its mission is the commitment to unite commerce, welcome visitors, and foster responsible growth within the community.

"I am honored to join Forward McDuffie as its President/CEO," said Upchurch. "Together, we will work tirelessly to advance economic growth, enhance the visitor experience, and create opportunities for businesses and residents alike."

Upchurch's appointment to lead Forward McDuffie represents a significant milestone for McDuffie County's economic development efforts. "We are excited to welcome James Upchurch to McDuffie County," said Mayor Cranford. 


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